cairo-clock - an analog clock drawn with vector-graphics
cairo-clock [--x X] [--y Y] [--width WIDTH] [--height HEIGHT]
[--seconds] [--date] [--theme name] [--ontop] [--pager] [--taskbar]
[--sticky] [--twelve] [--twentyfour] [--refresh]
cairo-clock -h, --help
cairo-clock -v, --version
cairo-clock -l, --list
This manual page documents briefly the usage of the cairo-clock
program. You can move the clock around with your mouse by pressing and
holding the left mouse-button and dragging your mouse around. The clock
will follow your movements. To resize the clock you have to press and
hold the middle mouse-button down and drag your mouse around. The
upper-left corner of the clock will follow your movements. Just
clicking the right mouse-button on the clock will bring up the popup-
menu. You find three menu-items. Properties, Info and Quit. Selecting
the Properties item will bring up a dialog where you can change all
available features of the clock (e.g. size, theme, display of optional
elements, pager- and taskbar-behaviour). The next menu-item, Info, will
bring up an informational dialog stating the name of program, current
version, author and license information. The third and last menu-item,
Quit, really exits the program if you select it. Surprised?! ;-) You
can also hit the ESC-key if you want to exit the program.
If you want to install additional themes for the clock you downloaded
from the internet you can best place them in you home-directory under
~/.cairo-clock/themes. You proably have to create that directory-
structure the first time you install new themes. A theme there goes in
a directory like e.g. ~/.cairo-clock/theme/new_theme. Once you copied
the new themes directory there you will be able to select it via the
Properties dialog in the theme-selection widget after a restart of the
program. The theme-directories are only scanned during program-start.
The newly added 24h-mode for cairo-clock will need you to select any of
the supplied 24h-themes. While the clock will run without any problems
if you switch to 24h-mode and still use a 12h-based theme, you are
going to want to select a 24h-based theme in order to make any sense of
the displayed hand-positions in 24h-mode.
cairo-clock now uses common GNU-convention for commandline-options.
Take note that using commandline-options overrules everything which
maybe stored in your local settings-file. Using the commandline-options
will completely ignore any settings you may have stored in your local
settings-file. Every option will default to program-internal settings.
A summary of options is included below. There is no Info file on this.
-x, --xposition X
The initial x-position of the top-left window-corner of the
clock will be X.
-y, --yposition Y
The initial y-position of the top-left window-corner of the
clock will be Y.
-w, --width WIDTH
Initially open the window of the clock with a width of WIDTH.
-g, --height HEIGHT
Initially open the window of the clock with a height of HEIGHT.
Passing this means to render the seconds-hand. If you leave this
out no seconds-hand will be drawn.
Passing this means to render the date-display. If you leave this
out no date will be drawn.
List all themes installed system-wide and locally for the
current user and exit.
-t, --theme NAME
Use theme NAME for rendering. Use the any of the names returned
by the options -l or --list.
Passing this means the clock-window will stay above all other
windows. If you leave this out other windows can overlap the
Passing this means the clock-window will appear in the pager. If
you leave this out the pager will ignore the clock-window and
not display it.
Passing this means the clock-window will show up in the taskbar.
If you leave this out the clock-window will not show up in the
Passing this means to have the clock-window appear all your
workspaces. If you leave this out the clock will only be visible
on the current workspace from where you initially started cairo-
Passing this will force the hour hand to use commonly known 12h
per full circle.
Passing this will cause the hour hand to spread 24h across a
-r, --refresh RATE
Use an animation-refreshrate of RATE for rendering. Use this
with caution! Possible values are 1..60 Hz.
Print a usage-description and exit.
Print the programs version-number and exit.
If redraws don’t happen every second (the second-hand is drawn) the
needed refresh after a window-size change via the preferences-dialog
only happens on a minute-interval.
cairo-clock is written and maintained by Mirco Mueller
This manual page was written by Mirco Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for
the Debian/Ubuntu project (but may be used by others).