BBTIME(1)                   General Commands Manual                  BBTIME(1)

       bbtime - Display the time in a small blackbox style window

       bbtime [-display <displayname>] [-config <filename>]
              [-spooldir] [-version] [-help] [[-position] | [-pos]] <position>

       This manual page documents briefly the bbtime command.

       bbtime displays the time in a small blackbox style window.

       A summary of options are included below.

       -d[isplay] <displayname>
              X server to connect to

       -c[onfig] <filename>
              Alternate config file

       -bb[config] <filename>
              Alternate Blackbox config file

              Fall back on default configuration

       -m[ailbox] <filename>
              Filename of mailbox

              Display version number

              Display this help

       -p[osition] <position>
              Set position of window, <position> = [+]|[-]x[+]|[-]y

              Place bbtool in the Slit

              Don't display groundplate

       Blackbox Users:

       By default bbtime 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. Further
       configuration options can be found in  Most likely you
       want to change these options, copy this file to somewhere in your
       homedir (eg blackbox/bbtime.config) and edit it. Edit the file
       .blackboxrc and add or edit the line: bbtime.configFile: <your config

       WARNING: You have to define the entire PATH.

       All style options set by reading the Blackbox-style file can be
       overridden by placing them in bbtime.config (and changing them). See for all possible options.

       Make sure the file .bbtoolsrc does not exist, else the configuration
       style for other Window Managers will be used.

       Users of other Window managers:

       By default bbtime reads the bbtoolsrc and bbtime.nobb config files.  If
       you want to define your personal config-file copy bbtoolsrc to your
       homedir as ./.bbtoolsrc.  Copy bbtime.nobb somewhere in your homedir.
       Edit .bbtoolsrc and add or edit the line: bbtime.configFile: <your
       config file>.

       WARNING: You have to define the entire PATH.


       Press the right mouse-button on the envelope to cause bbtime to re-read
       its settings.

       bbtime automatically copies the style of the blackbox toolbar. It

       toolbar                  -> bbtime.frame
       toolbar.label            -> bbtime.label
       toolbar.color            -> bbtime.frame.color
       toolbar.colorTo          -> bbtime.frame.colorTo
       toolbar.label.color      -> bbtime.label.color
       toolbar.label.colorTo    -> bbtime.label.colorTo
       toolbar.textColor        -> bbtime.textColor
       bevelWidth               -> bbtime.bevelWidth
       WARNING: if .bbtoolsrc is defined it won't copy the blackbox style.

       For the meaning of the different resources see the comments in the

       bbdate(1), bbppp(1)

       This manual page was written by Chris Tillman <>
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                               December 29 2001                      BBTIME(1)