X user tools

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O'Reilly & Associates, 1994 - Computers - 812 pages
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X User Toolsprovides for X users what UNIX Power Toolsprovides for UNIX users: hundreds of tips, tricks, scripts, techniques, and programs that make the X Window System more enjoyable, more powerful, and easier to use. The emphasis in X User Toolsis on useful programs, culled from the network and contributed by X programmers all over the world. The programs range from fun (games, screensavers, and a variety of online clocks) to business tools (calendar, memo, and mailer programs) to graphics (programs for drawing, displaying, and converting images). The book contains a number of tips and techniques for configuring individual and systemwide environments. This book employs the browser style of organization pioneered by UNIX Power Tools. Each article stands on its own and many contain cross-references to related articles. Readers can read the book straight through from cover to cover, but most readers will skip around in the book, reading only the articles that appeal to them. If they discover after reading an article that they want more information on a topic, they can follow the cross-references to other articles that cover particular subjects in more depth. The book contains a glossary of common X and UNIX terms. A CD-ROM containing source files for all and binary files for some of the programs (for a number of platforms, including Sun 4, Solaris, HP 700, Alpha/OSF, and RS6000/AIX) is included with the book. Note that the CD-ROM contains the software for both emacs and tcl/tk.

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Contents

The Basics
1
Starting Clients on a UNIX System
11
The X Desktop
23
Copyright

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

Linda Mui started working for O'Reilly & Associates in 1986. She was first hired as a production assistant, later became an apprentice system administrator, and now is a writer. Her first writing job was for termcap and terminfo, which she co-authored with John Strang and Tim O'Reilly. She also wrote Pick BASIC, on programming applications for Pick systems. In between writing jobs, Linda works on troff macros and tools for the O'Reilly & Associates production staff. Linda was raised in the Bronx, New York and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lately she has been trying to improve herself by learning how to swim, play billiards, and accessorize.

Valerie Quercia has co-written a number of books for O'Reilly & Associates, including the X Window System User's Guide (with Tim O'Reilly), X User Tools (with Linda Mui), and WebMaster in a Nutshell (with Stephen Spainhour). Internet in a Nutshell is her first solo book. Val is also the managing editor of The Left Field Press, a company that specializes in baseball publications.

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