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prints/sets the window manager name property of the root window.

wmname prints/sets the window manager name property of the root window similar to how hostname(1) behaves. wmname is a nice utility to fix problems with JDK versions and other broken programs assuming a reparenting window manager for instance.



version 0.1 (beta)
released on 26 February 2009

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License:ExpatKelly Hopkins26 February 2009

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wmname Community Developers Developer
Anselm R. Garbe Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 January 2017.


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