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sawfish(1) General Commands Manual sawfish(1)


sawfish — Sawfish window manager.


sawfish [--display [=DPY] ] [--multihead ] [--visual [=VISUAL] ] [--depth [=DEPTH] ] [--disable-nls ] [FILE ] [--batch ] [--interp ] [-f, --call FUNCTION ] [-l, --load FILE ] [--version ] [--no-rc ] [-q, --quit ]


Sawfish is a lisp-extensible window manager for X11. Its aim is to allow all areas of window management (decoration, manipulation) to be customized as far as is possible, yet still remain as fast or faster than existing window managers.


Connect to X display DPY.
Fork a copy of sawfish for each screen.
Preferred VISUAL type.
Preferred color DEPTH.
Disable internationalization of messages.
Load the Lisp file FILE (from the cwd if possible, implies --batch mode).
Batch mode: process options and exit.
Interpreted mode: don't load compiled Lisp files.
Call Lisp function FUNCTION.
Load the file of Lisp forms called FUNCTION.
Print version details.
Don't load rc or site-init files.
Terminate the interpreter process.


Sawfish is documented fully by John Harper available via the Info system.


This manual page was written by Christian Marillat for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).