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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Jul 5 11:45:03 UTC 2011

tag 632714 pending
On mar., 2011-07-05 at 11:50 +0200, Andreas Neudecker wrote:
> 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 :
> --daemon
>         start xfwm4 in the background
> --enable-compositor=[on|off]
>         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.

xfwm4 --help would have given you the command line options. I've updated
the manpage in the package for the next upload.


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