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getstyle(1) General Commands Manual getstyle(1)


getstyle - dumps the current Window Maker style related configuration or creates a theme pack.


getstyle [-t|--theme-options] [-p|--pack] [style file]


getstyle can either dump the current Window Maker style related configuration information to a file/stdout or create a self-contained theme pack. A theme pack is a directory that contains everything that is needed for a redistributable theme, including the style information and pixmaps used by it.

Note that style information stored in the global configuration of the system is not read.


print a help message with the list of options.
creates a theme pack in the directory named by the theme name appended with the .themed suffix.
dumps theme related information too, which includes the root background texture. This option is always enabled when the -p option is used.
print the version of Window Maker from which the program comes.


The following options are stored by default: TitleJustify, ClipTitleFont, WindowTitleFont, MenuTitleFont, MenuTextFont, IconTitleFont, LargeDisplayFont, HighlightColor, HighlightTextColor, ClipTitleColor, CClipTitleColor, FTitleColor, PTitleColor, UTitleColor, FTitleBack, PTitleBack, UTitleBack, ResizebarBack, MenuTitleColor, MenuTextColor, MenuDisabledColor, MenuTitleBack, MenuTextBack, IconBack, IconTitleColor, IconTitleBack, FrameBorderWidth, FrameBorderColor, FrameSelectedBorderColor, MenuStyle, WindowTitleExtendSpace, MenuTitleExtendSpace, and MenuTextExtendSpace.

If either -t or --theme-options is specified, in addition to the previous options, WorkspaceBack is also stored, along with any user-definable mouse cursor settings (NormalCursor, ArrowCursor, MoveCursor, ResizeCursor, TopLeftResizeCursor, TopRightResizeCursor, BottomLeftResizeCursor, BottomRightResizeCursor, VerticalResizeCursor, HorizontalResizeCursor, WaitCursor, QuestionCursor, TextCursor, SelectCursor) that are present.


specifies the initial path for the Defaults directory. "Defaults/" is appended to this variable to determine the actual location of the databases. If the variable is not set, it defaults to "~/GNUstep"


This is the actual file that gets written.


setstyle(1), wmaker(1)


This man page was written by Marcelo Magallon <>.

Window Maker was written by Alfredo K. Kojima <>.

April 2015