fvwm-convert-2.4 - convert fvwm 2.2.x configuration file to fvwm 2.4
fvwm-convert-2.4 [source] [dest]
fvwm-convert-2.4 converts an fvwm 2.2.x configuration file into an fvwm
2.4 compatible syntax. It is not suitable to convert older 1.x
configuration files. Please use fvwm-convert-2.2 to convert these to
the 2.2.x format first.
By default, fvwm-convert-2.4 converts ~/.fvwm2rc, saving the results in
~/.fvwm/.fvwm2rc. You must create the ~/.fvwm directory before running
this command. Starting with the 2.4 release, the directory ~/.fvwm is
the default location for fvwm user configuration files. Different
source and destination files may be given. If the destination file
already exists, this program exits. While the program runs it will
generate a temporary file with the same name as the destination file
with the suffix ".pass1" added.
fvwm-convert-2.4 makes the following changes:
In fvwm 2.4, the PixmapPath and IconPath commands are replaced by
the ImagePath command. In addition, the ImagePath can be compiled
into fvwm. fvwm-convert-2.4 changes the PixmapPath and IconPath
commands to ImagePath commands and removes any directories that are
compiled into fvwm. Paths starting with a dollar sign are also
In fvwm 2.4, the ModulePath is compiled into fvwm. fvwm-
convert-2.4 removes any ModulePath commands it finds. If you are
using your own modules, (not the ones that come with fvwm), you
will have to fix your configuration file after using fvwm-
In fvwm 2.4, the HighlightColor command is replaced by a Style
command using the HilightFore and HilightBack arguments. fvwm-
convert-2.4 makes these changes.
In fvwm 2.4, the HighlightColorset command that was present in some
of the 2.3.x beta releases is replaced by a Style command using the
HilightColorset style. fvwm-convert-2.4 makes these changes.
In fvwm 2.4, the WindowShadeAnimate command is replaced by the
WindowShadeSteps Style option. fvwm-convert-2.4 makes this change.
In fvwm 2.4, the WindowFont command is replaced by a Style command
using the Font argument. fvwm-convert-2.4 makes this change.
In fvwm 2.4, the ColorLimit command is automatic. If you have a
limited colormap, color limiting is the default. fvwm-convert-2.4
removes any ColorLimit command that it finds.
The GlobalOpts command is converted to Style options and the
BugOpts command. Some options can not be converted automatically,
Prints a message identifying any read commands found. The files
being read may need to be converted also.
Any of the old placement Styles found in the file can not be
converted automatically. Instead, fvwm-convert-2.4 prints a
warning. For details about the conversion, please refer to the
"Window manager placement" section of the fvwm man page.
FvwmConfig and FvwmPipe
These modules are no longer a part of the fvwm distribution. fvwm-
convert-2.4 prints a warning if these modules are found in the
The syntax of panels in FvwmButtons has changed. The conversion
can not be done automatically. fvwm-convert-2.4 prints a message
when it encounters a potential panel definition. For details about
the conversion, please refer to the "CONVERTING OLD PANEL
CONFIGURATIONS" section of the FvwmButtons man page.
You need Perl to be installed.
WindowFont and HilightColor commands embedded in functions are not
found. If you have either of these commands in functions, they are not
Known bugs can be found in the fvwm bug tracking system (accessible
from the fvwm home page).
Bug reports can be sent to the fvwm-workers mailing list (see the FAQ).
Dan Espen <email@example.com>.