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wmanager-loop — loop running window managers chosen with wmanager


wmanager-loop [OPTIONS ...]


The wmanager-loop program starts either the window manager specified by the WM variable or
the first window manager listed in ~/.wmanagerrc (or an X terminal emulator if none), and
when it exits, runs wmanager(1) to prompt the user for the next window manager. It loops
doing this until the user chooses “Exit this session” in wmanager(1). Any options given to
wmanager-loop will be passed on to wmanager(1).

If the WM environment variable is set, the wmanager-loop program tries to interpret it as a
window manager specification in the following ways in the specified order:

· a full path to an executable file to run as the window manager;

· the name of a window manager listed in the /.wmanagerrc file; e.g. “fluxbox” would
match the following line:


· the program name of a window manager listed in the /.wmanagerrc file; e.g.
“startfluxbox” would match the above example.

· the start of such a program name; e.g. “start” would match the above example.

· the end of such a program name; e.g. “box” would match the above example.

If the WM variable is set and there is more than one line in ~/.wmanagerrc that matches the
specification, wmanager-loop will exit with an error message.

As mentioned above, if no window manager is specified in the WM environment variable or
found in the ~/.wmanagerrc file, the wmanager-loop program attempts to start an X terminal
emulator. If the WMTERM environment variable is set, the wmanager-loop program uses it as
the path to the emulator. Otherwise it searches the user's path for a program named
“x-terminal-emulator”, “urxvt”, “rxvt”, or “xterm” in this order, and starts the first one
found using its full path. If none of the common terminal emulators on the above list is
found, the wmanager-loop program just runs “xterm” in the hope that something will come up
on the user's display.


The wmanager-loop program uses the following environment variables:

WM The name, path, or partial path to the first window manager to execute.

WMTERM The name of the X terminal emulator to execute if no window manager could be found
in the ~/.wmanagerrc file. If not specified, the wmanager-loop program searches the
user's path as described above.


To start using wmanager-loop, create a ~/.wmanagerrc file - generally with
wmanagerrc-update(1) - and add something like the following at the end of your ~/.xsession

exec wmanager-loop -geometry +570+585

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