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xclock (1)

Name

xclock - analog / digital clock for X

Synopsis

xclock  [  -help  ]  [ -analog | -digital ] [ -brief ] [ -chime ] [ -hd
color ] [ -hl color ] [ -update  seconds  ]  [  -strftime  format  ]  [
-twelve  |  -twentyfour  | -utime ] [ -padding number ] [ -norender ] [
-render ] [ -sharp ] [ -face pattern ]

Description

XCLOCK(1)                   General Commands Manual                  XCLOCK(1)



NAME
       xclock - analog / digital clock for X

SYNOPSIS
       xclock  [  -help  ]  [ -analog | -digital ] [ -brief ] [ -chime ] [ -hd
       color ] [ -hl color ] [ -update  seconds  ]  [  -strftime  format  ]  [
       -twelve  |  -twentyfour  | -utime ] [ -padding number ] [ -norender ] [
       -render ] [ -sharp ] [ -face pattern ]

DESCRIPTION
       The xclock program displays the time in analog or  digital  form.   The
       time  is  continuously updated at a frequency which may be specified by
       the user.

OPTIONS
       Xclock accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line options along
       with the additional options listed below:

       -help   This  option  indicates  that  a  brief  summary of the allowed
               options should be printed on the standard error.

       -analog This option indicates that a conventional 12  hour  clock  face
               with tick marks and hands should be used.  This is the default.

       -digital or -d
               This  option  indicates  that a 24 hour digital clock should be
               used.

       -brief  This option indicates that the digital clock should  only  dis-
               play  the hours and minutes fields.  The default is to show the
               full time and date information.

       -utime  This option indicates that a digital clock should display  sec-
               onds since the Epoch (in format '970012340 seconds since Epoch'
               instead of a standard 24-hour time.

       -strftime format
               This option allows an strftime(3) format string to be specified
               for the digital clock's display.

       -twelve This  option  indicates that a digital clock should display the
               time in twelve hour format.

       -twentyfour
               This option indicates that a digital clock should  display  the
               time  in  twenty-four  hour format.  This is the default when a
               digital clock is used.

       -chime  This option indicates that the clock should chime once  on  the
               half hour and twice on the hour.

       -hands color (or -hd color)
               This  option  specifies  the  color  of  the hands on an analog
               clock.  The default  is  black.   This  option  is  effectively
               ignored when Xrender is in use.

       -highlight color (or -hl color)
               This option specifies the color of the edges of the hands on an
               analog clock, and  is  only  useful  on  color  displays.   The
               default  is  black.   This  option  is effectively ignored when
               Xrender is in use.

       -update seconds
               This option specifies the frequency in seconds at which  xclock
               should  update  its display.  If the clock is obscured and then
               exposed, it will be updated immediately.  A value of 30 seconds
               or  less  will  enable  a  second hand on an analog clock.  The
               default is 60 seconds.

       -padding number
               This option specifies  the  width  in  pixels  of  the  padding
               between  the  window  border  and  clock  text or picture.  The
               default is 10 on a digital clock and 8 on an analog clock.

       -render This option tells xclock to use the Xrender extension  to  draw
               an  anti-aliased  face.  This is the default if xclock has been
               compiled with Xrender support.  Note that the  color  selection
               options  and  resources  used  when Xrender is in effect differ
               from the standard options.

       -norender
               This option turns off the use of Xrender to draw the clock.

       -sharp  This option tells xclock to use sharper edges when drawn  using
               the Xrender extension.

       -face pattern
               This  option specifies the font to use in digital mode when the
               Xrender extension is used.  Patterns are  specified  using  the
               fontconfig  face  format described in the Font Names section of
               fonts.conf(5).

X DEFAULTS
       This program uses the Clock widget.  It understands  all  of  the  core
       resource names and classes as well as:

       width (class Width)
               Specifies  the  width  of  the  clock.   The default for analog
               clocks is 164 pixels; the default for digital clocks  is  what-
               ever  is  needed to hold the clock when displayed in the chosen
               font.

       height (class Height)
               Specifies the height of the  clock.   The  default  for  analog
               clocks  is  164 pixels; the default for digital clocks is what-
               ever is needed to hold the clock when displayed in  the  chosen
               font.

       update (class Interval)
               Specifies  the frequency in seconds at which the time should be
               redisplayed.

       foreground (class Foreground)
               Specifies the color for the tick marks. The default depends  on
               whether  reverseVideo  is specified.  If reverseVideo is speci-
               fied the default is lwhite, otherwise the default is black.


       hands (class Foreground)
               Specifies the color of the insides of the  clock's  hands.  The
               default  depends  on  whether  reverseVideo  is  specified.  If
               reverseVideo is specified the default is lwhite, otherwise  the
               default  is  black.   Note  that this resource is not used when
               Xrender is in effect.

       highlight (class Foreground)
               Specifies the color used to highlight the  clock's  hands.  The
               default is
                depends on whether reverseVideo is specified.  If reverseVideo
               is specified the default is lwhite, otherwise  the  default  is
               black.   Note that this resource is not used when Xrender is in
               effect.

       analog (class Boolean)
               Specifies whether or not an analog clock should be used instead
               of a digital one.  The default is True.

       twentyfour (class Boolean)
               Specifies  whether  or  not  a digital clock should display the
               time in twenty-four hour format.  The default is True.

       chime (class Boolean)
               Specifies whether or not a bell should be rung on the hour  and
               half hour.

       padding (class Margin)
               Specifies  the amount of internal padding in pixels to be used.
               The default is 8.

       font (class Font)
               Specifies the font to be used for the digital clock.  Note that
               variable  width  fonts  currently  will not always display cor-
               rectly.  This font is only used when Xrender is not in effect.

       render (class Boolean)
               Specifies whether or not the Xrender extension should  be  used
               for  the  display.  The default is True if xclock has been com-
               piled with Xrender support.

       When Xrender is in  effect,  the  following  additional  resources  are
       understood:

       face (class FaceName)
               Specify  the  pattern  for  the font to be used for the digital
               clock when Xrender is used.   Patterns are specified using  the
               fontconfig  face  format described in the Font Names section of
               fonts.conf(5).

       sharp (class Boolean)
               Specifies if sharp edges should  be  used  when  rendering  the
               clock.  The default is False.

       buffer (class Boolean)
               Specifies  that  the updates of the image are drawn to a pixmap
               before copied into the window instead  drawing  them  into  the
               window directly.

       The  defaults of the following color resources depend on whether rever-
       seVideo is specified.  If reverseVideo  is  specified  the  default  is
       lwhite, otherwise the default is black.

       hourColor (class Foreground)
               The color of the hour hand.

       minuteColor (class Foreground)
               The color of the minute hand.

       secondColor (class Foreground)
               The color of the second hand.

       majorColor (class Foreground)
               The color of the major scale ticks (i. e. each five minutes).

       minorColor (class Foreground)
               The color of the minor scale ticks (between major ticks).

WIDGETS
       In  order  to  specify resources, it is useful to know the hierarchy of
       the widgets which compose xclock.  In the notation  below,  indentation
       indicates  hierarchical  structure.   The  widget  class  name is given
       first, followed by the widget instance name.

       XClock  xclock
               Clock  clock


ENVIRONMENT
       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

       XENVIRONMENT
               to get the name of a resource file that  overrides  the  global
               resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

FILES
       /usr/share/X11/app-defaults/XClock
              specifies required resources


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | x11/xclock       |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       X(7), xrdb(1), time(3), fonts.conf (5).

BUGS
       Xclock believes the system clock.

       When in digital mode, the string should be centered automatically.

AUTHORS
       Tony Della Fera (MIT-Athena, DEC)
       Dave Mankins (MIT-Athena, BBN)
       Ed Moy (UC Berkeley)




NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source   was   downloaded   from    https://www.x.org/releases/individ-
       ual/app/xclock-1.0.7.tar.bz2

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.x.org.



X Version 11                     xclock 1.0.7                        XCLOCK(1)