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       ixpc - ixp client


       ixpc [-a address] action file
       ixpc -v


       ixpc  is  a  client to access a 9P file server from the command line or
       from shell scripts. It can be used to configure wmii(1).

       -a address
              Lets you specify the address to  which  ixpc  will  establish  a
              connection.  If this option is not supplied, and the environment
              variable IXP_ADDRESS is set, ixpc will use  this  value  as  its
              address.  Currently,  the address can only be a unix socket file
              or a tcp socket. The syntax for address  is  taken  (along  with
              many  other profound ideas) from the Plan 9 operating system and
              has the form unix!/path/to/socket for  unix  socket  files,  and
              tcp!hostname!port for tcp sockets.

       -v     Prints version information to stdout, then exits.

       The syntax of the actions is as follows:

       write  Writes  the  supplied  data  from  the  standard  input to file,
              overwriting any previous  data.   The  data  to  be  written  is
              arbitrary  and  only gains meaning (and restrictions) when it is
              interpreted by wmiiwm(1).  See EXAMPLES below.

       xwrite The same as  write,  but  the  data  is  taken  from  subsequent
              arguments, rather than the standard input.

       create Creates  file or directory. If the file exists, nothing is done.

       ls     Lists files and directories.

       read   Reads file or directory contents.

       remove Removes file or directory tree.


              See above.


       ixpc ls /
              This prints the  root  directory  of  the  wmii  filesystem,  if
              IXP_ADDRESS  is set to the address of wmii. For more information
              about the contents of this filesystem, see wmiiwm(1).

       ixpc xwrite /ctl quit
              Write ’quit’ to the main control file of  the  wmii  filesystem,
              effectively leaving wmii.

       ixpc write /keys < keys.txt
              Replace the contents of /keys with the contents of keys.txt