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Icewm programs configuration file.

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icewm-programs - icewm programs configuration file


$ICEWM_PRIVCFG/programs $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/icewm/programs $HOME/.icewm/programs /etc/icewm/programs /usr/share/icewm/programs


The menu file is responsible for configuring most of the generated items in the icewm(1) root menu and start menu, and is normally included in those menus using the menufile keyword. An automatically generated menu of applications. This could be used by wmconfig(1), menu or similar programs to give easy access to all the desktop applications which are installed on the system. See icewm-programs(5).


The format of the file contains one of the following line syntax: prog ["]title["] icon program options Specifies a program to execute when the menu item is selected. restart ["]title["] icon program options Specifies a program to replace the window manager when the menu item is selected. This is for launching other window managers from within icewm(1). runonce ["]title["] icon "[res_name][.res_class]" program options Specifies a program to execute when the menu item is selected; however, if a window of the specified res_name and res_class is present, the program will not be run again. menu ["]title["] icon { # contained items } Specifies a sub-menu. The lines that appear between the braces can be any menu item described here. menufile ["]title["] icon filename, separator Specifies a file from which to collect sub-menu items (lines) and place them at this point in the menu. menuprog ["]title["] icon program options Specifies a program that will print sub-menu items on standard output and will be collected and placed in the sub-menu at this point. separator A separator for menu items. where, prog, restart, runonce, menu, menufile, menuprog, separator These are literal string keywords. ["]title["] This is the title string associated with the menu item which is displayed in the menu. When the title contains spaces, the title must be surrounded by double quotes ("""), although the title may always be surrounded by double quotes if preferred. icon Is the name of the icon file (with or without extension) or the full path to an icon file. "[res_name][.res_class]" res_name is the resource name of a window launched by program and res_class is the resource class of the window. Only one of res_name or res_class need be specified. This is used to identify whether the program is already running and is for use with the runonce keyword. program options program is the name of the executable or full path to the executable file that will be run in response to selecting the menu item. When used with the menuprog keyword, the program must print on standard output the contents of the menu and is used for dynamic menus. options is the options and arguments passed to the program verbatim. filename filename is the name of the file relative to one of the icewm(1) configuration directories, or the full path to a file. The file is used with the menufile keyword and specifies the file from which to read further menu items.


Following is the example programs file that ships with icewm(1): # This file is intended to be customized by the distributions. # (they should place it in /etc/X11/icewm) # # mostly obsolete, fixme menu Editors folder { prog fte fte fte prog vim vim gvim prog xemacs xemacs xemacs prog emacs emacs emacs prog NEdit nedit nedit prog xedit xedit xedit prog Lyx emacs lyx } menu "WWW" folder { prog Netscape netscape netscape prog Mozilla mozilla mozilla prog Galeon galeon galeon prog Arena arena arena prog Lynx lynx xterm -e lynx prog Links lynx xterm -e links } menu "Document Viewers" folder { prog "Acrobat Reader" pdf acroread prog "DVI Previewer" xdvi xdvi prog "Ghostview" ghostview gv } menu Graphics folder { prog Gimp gimp gimp prog XV xv xv prog XPaint xpaint xpaint prog XFig xfig xfig } menu Games folder { prog "Koules for X" koules xkoules -f prog Xboing xboing xboing prog Xboard xboard xboard prog XGalaga xgalaga xgal prog XDemineur xdemineur xdemineur prog "Tux Racer" tuxracer tuxracer } menu System folder { prog "Control Panel" redhat control-panel } menu Utilities folder { prog XPlayCD xplaycd xplaycd prog XMixer xmixer xmixer prog Clock xclock xclock prog Magnify xmag xmag prog Calculator xcalc xcalc prog Colormap xcolormap xcmap prog Clipboard xclipboard xclipboard prog xkill bomb xkill prog xload xload xload prog xosview xosview xosview separator prog "Screen Saver" xlock xlock -nolock prog "Screen Lock" xlock xlock } menu "Window Managers" folder { restart icewm - icewm restart metacity - metacity restart wmaker - wmaker restart fluxbox - fluxbox restart blackbox - blackbox restart enlightenment - enlightenment restart fvwm2 - fvwm2 restart fvwm - fvwm restart sawfish - sawfish restart sawfish2 - sawfish2 }


Locations for the programs file are as follows: $ICEWM_PRIVCFG/programs $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/icewm/programs $HOME/.icewm/programs /etc/icewm/programs /usr/share/icewm/programs




Brian Bidulock <>.


IceWM is licensed under the GNU Library General Public License. See the COPYING file in the distribution.
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