[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#632714: xfwm4: Missing comprehensive documentation of command line options

Andreas Neudecker zapyon at gmx.net
Tue Jul 5 09:50:28 UTC 2011

Package: xfwm4
Version: 4.8.1-3
Severity: normal


Due to some other bug (#632030) I needed to restart xfwm4 in a running session.
Neither xfwm4's man file nor the documentation (NOT
at/usr/share/xfce4/doc/C/xfwm4.html as the man file claims; #632709) hava a
comprehensive documentation of all available command line options as it seems.
I found something via Google; i.e.

These are in /usr/share/doc/xfwm4/html/C/index.html :

        start xfwm4 in the background

        To enable the compositor xfwm4 has to be built with the --enable-
compositor option. If that was done, using the command line option --enable-
compositor=off will disable the compositor on startup (is =on the default if
use of the compositor was compiled into xfwm4?)

I found this on the internet:

xfwm4 --replace
        start a new instance to replace the already running one (I guess - or
does it replace other window managers, too?)

http://swoolley.org/man.cgi/1/xfwm has a couple of options for an old version
of xfwm (it's an old man file actually)

It would be splendid if there was a comprehensive list of options integrated
with the man file or the HTML doc.

Kind regards


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-2-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfwm4 depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.13-7     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.94-2     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0            2.23.5-1   GDK Pixbuf library
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.28.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.24.4-3   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.28.4-1   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libstartup-notification0      0.12-1     library for program launch feedbac
ii  libwnck22                     2.30.4-3   Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.4.3-2  X11 client-side library
ii  libxcomposite1                1:0.4.3-2  X11 Composite extension library
ii  libxdamage1                   1:1.1.3-2  X11 damaged region extension libra
ii  libxext6                      2:1.3.0-3  X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0                4.8.0-2    widget library for Xfce
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.8.1-3    Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfconf-0-2                 4.8.0-3    Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  libxfixes3                    1:5.0-4    X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxrandr2                    2:1.3.1-2  X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                   1:0.9.6-2  X Rendering Extension client libra

Versions of packages xfwm4 recommends:
ii  librsvg2-common               2.34.0-1   SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  xfwm4-themes                  4.6.0-3    Theme files for xfwm4

Versions of packages xfwm4 suggests:
ii  xfce4                   Meta-package for the Xfce Lightwei

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