The fvwm identify-window module
FvwmIdent is spawned by fvwm, so no command line invocation will work.
The FvwmIdent module prompts the user to select a target window, if the module was not launched from within a window context in Fvwm. After that, it pops up a window with information about the window which was selected.
FvwmIdent reads the same .fvwmrc file as fvwm reads when it starts up, and looks for lines similar to "*FvwmIdentFore green".
The FvwmIdent program, and the concept for interfacing this module to the Window Manager, are all original work by Robert Nation and Nobutaka Suzuki.
Copyright 1994, Robert Nation and Nobutaka Suzuki. No guarantees or warranties or anything are provided or implied in any way whatsoever. Use this program at your own risk. Permission to use this program for any purpose is given, as long as the copyright is kept intact.
During initialization, FvwmIdent will eventually search a configuration file which describes the colors and font to use. The configuration file is the same file that fvwm used during initialization.
If the FvwmIdent executable is linked to another name, ie ln -s FvwmIdent MoreIdentify, then another module called MoreIdentify can be started, with a completely different configuration than FvwmIdent, simply by changing the keyword FvwmIdent to MoreIdentify. This way multiple clutter-reduction programs can be used.
FvwmIdent can be invoked by binding the action 'Module FvwmIdent' to a menu or key-stroke in the .fvwmrc file. Fvwm will search directory specified in the ModulePath configuration option to attempt to locate FvwmIdent. Although nothing keeps you from launching FvwmIdent at start-up time, you probably don't want to.
FvwmIdent reads the same .fvwmrc file as fvwm reads when it starts up, and looks for lines as listed below:
Tells the module to use color instead of black for text.
Tells the module to use color instead of black for the window background.
Tells the module to use fontname instead of fixed for text.
Robert Nation and and Nobutaka Suzuki ([email protected]).