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asclock - the AfterStep clock

asclock [ -help] [-12 | -24] [-shape]
[-position [+|-]x[+|-]y]
[-exe program]
[-led color]
[-noblink] [-iconic]

The asclock is a clock written to emulate the date/time
application on the NEXTSTEP(tm) operating system. asclock
supports multiple languages, military and AM/PM time for-
mats, program execution, and the shape extention to X-

prints the usage message:
usage: asclock [-options ...]
where options include:
-12 12 hour format
-24 24 hour format
-exe <program> program to start on click
-led <color> color of the led
-position [+|-]x[+|-]y position of asclock
-shape without groundplate
-noblink don’t blink
-iconic start up as icon

-12 or -24
sets the desired time format to either twelve hour
with AM/PM ( -12 ) or military time ( -24 ). If no
option is given military time is used.

turn on shaped window support for asclock. When
this is turned on the asclock windows will only
appear to be the led and date pad. By default
shaped windows are turned off and the clock will
appear on a 64 pixel by 64 pixel base.

-led <color>
specifies the color of the led. To find out what
colors are available, try showrgb

-position [+|-]x[+|-]y
specifies the starting position of asclock. The
[+|-] works like the standard X-Windows x/y geome-
try option.

-exe <program>
specifies the application to start when the pointer
is activated over asclock. To invoke applications
with parameters, you have to set quotes around the
command. See example below...

specifies if asclock should blink.

This gives weird output with AfterStep, so don’t
bother. It’s for mwm and other wm’s with no hint

asclock can be called from one of many ways. The most
common invocation is the command line:

[user@host] ~% asclock -12 -exe ’xlock -mode hop’ &

Another way to call asclock is from the window manager:

*Wharf - - MaxSwallow "asclock" asclock -shape -12&

This line, when placed in the .steprc file in the users
home directory will cause asclock to use the shape exten-
sions so that it will be a button on the Wharf (1) button
bar under the afterstep (1) window manager.

we don’t have bugs :)

Copyright 1996, Beat Christen <>. 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.

Beat Christen <> -- application

Dan Weeks <> -- man page

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