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       dvtm - dynamic virtual terminal manager


       dvtm [-v] [-m mod] [-s status-fifo] [cmd...]


       dvtm  is a dynamic tiling window manager for the console.  As a console
       window manager it tries to make it easy to work with  multiple  console
       based applications.


       -v     prints version information to standard output, then exits.

       -m mod set default modifier at runtime.

       -d escdelay
              set  the delay ncurses waits before deciding if a character that
              might be part of an escape  sequence  is  actually  part  of  an
              escape sequence.

       -h nnn set the scrollback history buffer size at runtime.

       -s status-fifo
              if  status-fifo  is  a  named  pipe  it’s  content  is  read and
              displayed. See the dvtm-status script for an usage example.

              Execute cmd after dvtm is started.


   Keyboard commands
       Mod    Each keybinding begins with Mod which defaults to ^g but can  be
              changed in config.h or with the -m command line option.

       Mod-c  Create a new shell window.

       Mod-x  Close focused window.

       Mod-l  Increases  the  master  area width about 5% (all except grid and
              fullscreen layout).

       Mod-h  Decreases the master area width about 5% (all  except  grid  and
              fullscreen layout).

       Mod-j  Focus next window.

       Mod-k  Focus previous window.

              Focus the nth window.

       Mod-.  Toggle minimization of current window.

       Mod-u  Focus next non minimized window.

       Mod-i  Focus prev non minimized window.

       Mod-m  Maximize current window (change to fullscreen layout).

              Scroll up.

              Scroll down.

              Toggle between defined layouts (affects all windows).

              Zooms/cycles current window to/from master area.

       Mod-t  Change to vertical stack tiling layout.

       Mod-b  Change to bottom stack tiling layout.

       Mod-g  Change to grid layout.

       Mod-s  Shows/hides the status bar.

       Mod-r  Redraw whole screen.

       Mod-G  Escape the next typed key.

       Mod-X  Lock screen.

       Mod-B  Toggle bell (off by default).

       Mod-M  Toggle dvtm mouse grabbing.  Mod-q Quit dvtm.

   Mouse commands
       Copy and Paste
              By  default  dvtm  captures  mouse events to provide the actions
              listed below. Unfortunately this interferes with the standard  X
              copy  and  paste mechanism. To work around this you need to hold
              down SHIFT while selecting or pasting  text.  Alternatively  you
              can  disable  mouse  support  at  compile  time, or use Mod-M to
              toggle mouse support dynamically.

       Button1 click
              Select window.

       Button1 double click
              Select window and toggle maximization.

       Button2 click
              Zooms/cycles current window to/from master area.

       Button3 click
              Toggle minimization of current window.


       See the dvtm-status script as an example.


       dvtm is customized by creating a custom config.h and (re)compiling  the
       source code. This keeps it fast, secure and simple.


       dvtm is written by Marc Andre Tanner <mat at>