DCTRL(1)                    General Commands Manual                   DCTRL(1)

       dctrl - graphical diald control utility

       /usr/bin/dctrl [-fifo <fifo-path>] [-i] [-animated-icon] [-c]
       [-control-window] [-iconic] [standard X options]

       Dctrl is used to issue control commands to a running diald process, and
       to monitor the current status of the link. The diald process must have
       been configured with the "fifo" option in order for dctrl to work. See
       the "diald" and "diald-control" manual pages for further information on
       the "fifo" option of diald.  The interface presented by dctrl is very
       simple, and should be easy to understand.

       -fifo <fifo-path>
              Tell dctrl where to find the control fifo for the diald process
              that you wish to control. By default dctrl will use whatever you
              have configured in /etc/diald/diald.options.


              These options both tell dctrl to make the icon an animated
              picture displaying a short synopsis of the current state of


              These options both tell dctrl to construct a window named
              "dctrlIcon" that appears similar to an icon.  This window can be
              swallowed by an AfterStep, Bowman or FVWM module.  For example,
              an AfterStep configuration line to have Wharf swallow dctrl
              might look like:

              *Wharf dctrl   nil   Swallow "dctrlIcon" dctrl -iconic -geometry
              +520+23 -c &

       Note that when this option is selected, iconifying the main dctrl
       window simply unmaps that window, leaving the miniature control icon
       present.  Pressing button <1> over the control icon will deiconify the
       main dctrl window.

              Tell dctrl to start up in the iconified state.

       fvwm(1), afterstep(1), bowman(1), diald(1), diald-examples(5), diald-
       control(5), diald-monitor(5)

       Eric Schenk (Eric.Schenk@dna.lth.se)

       This manual page is really much too abreviated. There should be more
       discussion about what dctrl will do and how to use it.

                            DIALD 0.16 - 1997.01.28                   DCTRL(1)