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       xfm - file format for application window contents of xfm


       Xfm  -  the X file and application manager - has its own format to save
       the content of the application window, which is described in this file.


       One entry per line.  Lines starting with a hash (#) and empty lines are
       ignored.  Each line consists out of six  fields,  separated  by  colons
       (:).   Backslashes  and  colons  within those fields have to be escaped
       using backslashes.


       The label printed below the icon in the application window is the first

       Directory  The  second  part  is  the directory the specified action is
       executed in.  An empty string is treated as the $HOME-directory,  which
       is also substituted for a leading tilde followed by a slash (~/).

       If  this  line  has  the  special  drop_action  LOAD,  this  is not the
       directory, but the next xfm file to display.

   empty compatibility field
       This field is only here for compatibility reasons.  It has to be empty.

       The  4th  field  is  the icon to show.  Unless this field is empty, xfm
       will search in the pixmapPath and the bitmapPath for this file and  use
       it  as  icon  for  this  item.  The icon has to be in XBM or in the XPM

   push action
       This field (the 5th) contains the action to execute when the  specified
       field  is  double-clicked  or otherwise activated.  Unless it is one of
       the special commands listed below, it is given as a whole to the shell.
       Any  parts  encapsulated in percent signs (%) are substituted with user
       input.  Default values can be specified with two  hyphens  (--)  within
       the token.

       The special commands are:

       LOAD   The  directory  field  is  interpreted as filename of a xfm file
              which replaces the current contents of the  application  window.
              If  the  directory is the special value XFM-DEVICES, the content
              of the application window are generated out of  the  information
              of the xfm_dev(5) file instead.

       OPEN   The  directory  specified  in the directory field is opened in a
              new file window.

       EDIT filename
              Start the default editor with the specified filename.

   drop action
       This field (the 6th) contains the action to execute if some  files  are
       dragged  from  the file window and dropped into this item.  The command
       is given to a shell, and the files are given as arguments.


       Start a xterm with $HOME-directory as current directory.  The  icon  is
       xterm.xpm. Nothing can be dragged here.
       Xterm:::xterm.xpm:exec term:
       Open the special menu for showing mountable devices:
       Open a file window with the home directory:
       Open /floppy in a new file window:
       Execute an xterm with a user specified command:
       execute::::xterm -e %command--watch date%:
       Grab a screenshot when pushed, show drag&dropped images with xli:
       picture::::importdate +\%Y\%m\%d\%M\%H\%S.png:xli "$@"
       Process dropped files with transfig:
       transfig:::app.xpm::transfig -L %Language\:--eepic% "$@"


              Unless  otherwise specified in the X resources, this is the file
              opened when Xfm starts.

              Unless otherwise specified in the  X  resources,  this  file  is
              opened when the previous one fails.


       xfm(1), xfm_dev(5), xfmtype(1), xbm(5), xpm(5).