- tixwish - Windowing shell for interpreting Tix commands.
- tixwish ?fileName arg arg ...?
- -display display
- -geometry geometry
- -name name
- APPLICATION NAME AND CLASS
- X RESOURCES
- SCRIPT FILES
tixwish - Windowing shell for interpreting Tix commands.
tixwish ?fileName arg arg ...?
Tixwish is a simple program consisting of the Tcl command
language, the Tk toolkit, and a main program that reads commands from
standard input or from a file. It creates a main window and then
processes Tcl commands.
If tixwish is invoked with no arguments, or with a first
argument that starts with ``-'', then it reads Tcl commands
interactively from standard input.
It will continue processing commands until all windows have been
deleted or until end-of-file is reached on standard input. If there
exists a file .tixwishrc in the home directory of the user,
tixwish evaluates the file as a Tcl script just before reading
the first command from standard input.
- -display display
Display (and screen) on which to display window.
- -geometry geometry
Initial geometry to use for window. If this option is specified, its
value is stored in the geometry global variable of the application's
- -name name
Use name as the title to be displayed in the window, and
as the name of the interpreter for send commands.
Execute all X server commands synchronously, so that errors are
reported immediately. This will result in much slower execution, but
it is useful for debugging.
If tixwish is invoked with an initial fileName argument,
then fileName is treated as the name of a script file.
Tixwish will evaluate the script in fileName (which
presumably creates a user interface), then it will respond to events
until all windows have been deleted. Commands will not be read from
standard input. There is no automatic evaluation of .tixwishrc
in this case, but the script file can always source it if
Tixwish automatically processes all of the command-line options
described in the OPTIONS summary above. Any other command-line
arguments besides these are passed through to the application using
the argc and argv variables described later.
The name of the application, which is used for purposes such as
send commands, is taken from the -name option,
if it is specified; otherwise it is taken from fileName,
if it is specified, or from the command name by which
tixwish was invoked. In the last two cases, if the name contains a ``/''
character, then only the characters after the last slash are used
as the application name.
The class of the application, which is used for purposes such as
specifying options with a RESOURCE_MANAGER property or .Xdefaults
file, is the same as its name except that the first letter is
Tixwish sets the following Tcl variables:
Tixwish makes use of several X Resources to determine the
Toolkit Options for the Tix library. These X resources must be
set using RESOURCE_MANAGER properties or .Xdefaults files
before tixwish starts running. These resources must be
associated with the main window of the tixwish application.
These options include:
Contains a count of the number of arg arguments (0 if none),
not including the options described above.
Contains a Tcl list whose elements are the arg arguments (not
including the options described above), in order, or an empty string
if there are no arg arguments.
Contains fileName if it was specified.
Otherwise, contains the name by which tixwish was invoked.
If the -geometry option is specified, tixwish copies its
value into this variable. If the variable still exists after
fileName has been evaluated, tixwish uses the value of
the variable in a wm geometry command to set the main
Contains 1 if tixwish is reading commands interactively
(fileName was not specified and standard input is a
terminal-like device), 0 otherwise.
Specifies the color scheme to use for the Tix application. Currently
only these schemes are supported: Blue, Gray, SGIGray, TixGray, and
Specifies the FontSet to use for the Tix application. A FontSet
designates the fonts to use for different types of widgets. Currently
only these FontSets are supported: 12Point, 14Point and TK.
For example, you may put these two lines in your .Xdefaults file
If you create a Tcl script in a file whose first line is
then you can invoke the script file directly from your shell if you
mark it as executable. This assumes that tixwish has been
installed in the default location in /usr/local/bin; if it's installed
somewhere else then you'll have to modify the above line to match.
Many UNIX systems do not allow the #! line to exceed about 30
characters in length, so be sure that the tixwish executable can be
accessed with a short file name.
When tixwish is invoked interactively it normally prompts for each
command with ``% ''. You can change the prompt by setting the
variables tcl_prompt1 and tcl_prompt2. If variable
tcl_prompt1 exists then it must consist of a Tcl script to
output a prompt; instead of outputting a prompt tixwish will
evaluate the script in tcl_prompt1. The variable
tcl_prompt2 is used in a similar way when a newline is typed but
the current command isn't yet complete; if tcl_prompt2 isn't set
then no prompt is output for incomplete commands.
shell, wish, Tk, toolkit
Copyright © 1993-1999 Ioi Kim Lam.
Copyright © 2000-2001 Tix Project Group.
Copyright © 1995-1997 Roger E. Critchlow Jr.