ICEWM-SESSION

Section: User\ Commands (1)
Updated: 2020-05-30
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NAME

 icewm-session - X.Org session manager provider with IceWM

 

SYNOPSIS

icewm-session [OPTIONS]  

DESCRIPTION

icewm-session is an implementation of X.Org session manager and can be run from X11 session setup. It runs icewm as default window manager and handles the startup and life cycle control of the WM and all related support applications.  

OPTIONS

 

SPECIFIC OPTIONS

-c, --config=FILE
Let IceWM load preferences from FILE.
-t, --theme=FILE
Let IceWM load the theme FILE.
-i, --icewm=FILE
Use FILE as the IceWM window manager.
-o, --output=FILE
Redirect all output to FILE.
-a, --alpha
Use a 32-bit visual for translucency.
-b, --nobg
Do not start icewmbg.
-n, --notray
Do not start icewmtray. This is only applicable if IceWM was explicitly configured to use an external icewmtray process.
-s, --sound
Also start icesound.
 

GENERAL OPTIONS

-d, --display=DISPLAY
Use DISPLAY to connect to the X server. If this option is missing then DISPLAY is read from the environment variable "DISPLAY".
--sync
Use a slower synchronous mode communication with the X11 server.
-h, --help
Give a list of all supported options and exit.
-V, --version
Print the program version and exit.
-C, --copying
Print copying permissions and exit.
 

USAGE

On startup icewm-session executes the following steps. From the file env in the configuration directory it loads additional environment variables, if that file exists. Then it will start icewmbg to manage root background colors and images. It may also start icesound, if this was enabled at configuration time. Then icewm is started.

If there exists an executable script startup in the configuration directory, it will be executed. It may contain commands to initialize X11 settings with xset, load keyboard configuration, start a compositing manager like compton and load system tray applications.

When icewm exits or is told to exit, icewm-session will execute a shutdown script, if it exists in the configuration directory. When this finishes, icewm-session will terminate icewm, icewmbg and icesound. Finally icewm-session will exit.

If the icewm process crashes then icewm-session will attempt to restart it. If two such crashes occur in a short period, then icewm-session will attempt to popup a dialog using either xmessage, kdialog or zenity. This dialog asks if the user wishes to continue restarting icewm or abort execution of icewm-session.  

ENVIRONMENT

ICEWM_OPTIONS
A space separated list of options which will be added to the command line invocation of icewm. This can be set in the env file.
 

SEE ALSO

icewm(1), icewm-env(5), icewm-shutdown(5), icewm-startup(5), icewmbg(1).  

BUGS

icewm-session had no known bugs at the time of release. Please report bugs for current versions to the source code repository at <https://github.com/bbidulock/icewm/issues>.  

AUTHOR

Brian Bidulock <mailto:bidulock@openss7.org>.

See --copying for full copyright notice and copying permissions.  

LICENSE

IceWM is licensed under the GNU Library General Public License. See the COPYING file in the distribution or use the --copying flag to display copying permissions.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SPECIFIC OPTIONS
GENERAL OPTIONS
USAGE
ENVIRONMENT
SEE ALSO
BUGS
AUTHOR
LICENSE
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