XSTDCMAP(1) MachTen Programmer’s Manual XSTDCMAP(1)
xstdcmap - X standard colormap utility
xstdcmap [-all] [-best] [-blue] [-default] [-delete map]
[-display display] [-gray] [-green] [-help] [-red] [-ver-
The xstdcmap utility can be used to selectively define
standard colormap properties. It is intended to be run
from a user’s X startup script to create standard colormap
definitions in order to facilitate sharing of scarce col-
ormap resources among clients. Where at all possible,
colormaps are created with read-only allocations.
The following options may be used with xstdcmap:
-all This option indicates that
all six standard col-
ormap properties should be defined on each screen
of the display. Not all screens will support
visuals under which all six standard colormap
properties are meaningful. xstdcmap will deter-
mine the best allocations and visuals for the col-
ormap properties of a screen. Any previously
existing standard colormap properties will be
-best This option indicates that
the RGB_BEST_MAP should
-blue This option indicates that
the RGB_BLUE_MAP should
This option indicates that the RGB_DEFAULT_MAP
should be defined.
This option specifies that a specific standard
colormap property, or all such properties, should
be removed. mapP may be one of: default, best,
red, green, blue, gray, or all.
This option specifies the host and display to use;
-gray This option indicates that
the RGB_GRAY_MAP should
-green This option indicates
that the RGB_GREEN_MAP
should be defined.
-help This option indicates that
a brief description of
the command line arguments should be printed on
the standard error. This will be done whenever an
unhandled argument is given to xstdcmap.
-red This option indicates that
the RGB_RED_MAP should
This option indicates that xstdcmap should print
logging information as it parses its input and
defines the standard colormap properties.
DISPLAY to get default host and display number.
Donna Converse, MIT X Consortium
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