bbdate

BBDATE(1)                           bbdate                           BBDATE(1)



NAME
       bbdate - display the current date in a Blackbox style window


SYNOPSIS
       bbdate [OPTIONS]


DESCRIPTION
       bbdate displays the date in a decorated window, simulating the look of
       the Blackbox toolbar (Blackbox is a Window Manager for X11).  To copy
       this look, a great deal of the code was taken from Blackbox.


USAGE
       By default bbdate reads the Blackbox style-file as defined in
       ~/.blackboxrc and copies as much of the style as possible. The result
       is an application which looks a lot like the toolbar.

       The position is given as +x+y or -x-y (or combination) where -x-y is
       the (x,y) distance of the right bottom of screen to the right bottom of
       bbdate.

       So position -0-0 puts the application in the lower right conner of the
       screen.


OPTIONS
       A summary of the options supported by bbdate is included below.


       -bb[config]
              Use alternate Blackbox configuration file.

       -c[onfig] filename
              Use alternate configuration file.

       -def[ault]
              Fall back on default configuration.

       -display display name
              X server to connect to.

       -h[elp]
              Show summary of options and exit.

       -p[osition] position
              Set position of window.

       -s[hape]
              Don't display groundplate.

       -v[ersion]
              Display version number and exit.

       -w[ithdrawn]
              Places bbdate in the slit.


FILES
   Under Blackbox
       /etc/bbtools/bbdate.conf the global configuration file.
       ~/.bbtools/bbdate.conf a local configuration file.
       /etc/bbtools/bbdate.style the global style file.
       ~/.bbtools/bbdate.style a local style file.


   Under other Window managers
       ~/.bbtoolsrc specify options for other window managers. If you want
       to define your personal configuration file edit ~/.bbtoolsrc:
       bbdate.configFile: <your config file>
       /etc/bbtools/bbdate.nobb the global configuration file.
       ~/.bbtools/bbdate.nobb a local configuration file.


VERSION
       0.2.4


BUGS
       bbdate doesn't stay on top


SEE ALSO
       bbdate.conf(5)


AUTHOR
       John Kennis <j.m.b.m.kennis@ele.tue.nl> - bbdate
       Jan Schaumann <jschauma@netmeister.org> - this man page
       Chris Gibson <chris@linuxops.net> - minor man page revisions for Debian



bbtools                          June 14, 2003                       BBDATE(1)