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1 dwm - dynamic window manager
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3 dwm is an extremely fast, small, and dynamic window manager for X.
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6 Requirements
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8 In order to build dwm you need the Xlib header files.
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11 Installation
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13 Edit config.mk to match your local setup (dwm is installed into
14 the /usr/local namespace by default).
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16 Afterwards enter the following command to build and install dwm (if
17 necessary as root):
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19 make clean install
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21 If you are going to use the default bluegray color scheme it is highly
22 recommended to also install the bluegray files shipped in the dextra package.
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25 Running dwm
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27 Add the following line to your .xinitrc to start dwm using startx:
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29 exec dwm
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31 In order to connect dwm to a specific display, make sure that
32 the DISPLAY environment variable is set correctly, e.g.:
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34 DISPLAY=foo.bar:1 exec dwm
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36 (This will start dwm on display :1 of the host foo.bar.)
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38 In order to display status info in the bar, you can do something
39 like this in your .xinitrc:
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41 while xsetroot -name "`date` `uptime | sed 's/.*,//'`"
42 do
43 sleep 1
44 done &
45 exec dwm
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48 Configuration
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50 The configuration of dwm is done by creating a custom config.h
51 and (re)compiling the source code.