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suckless-tools (tools from

This is a collection of small tools from They're
bundled together in one build because they're so small and simple.

Included tools:

lsw - Lists the titles of all running X windows to stdout, similar to ls(1).
lsx - List executables in a directory tree [1].
sprop - Simple X property utility.
sselp - Simple X selection printer.
ssid - Simple setsid replacement.
swarp - Simple pointer warping tool for X.
wmname - Prints/sets the window manager name property of the root window [2].
xssstate - A simple tool to retrieve the X screensaver state.

Not included:

dmenu, sandy, sic, slock, svkbd, tabbed - These are packaged separately

9base, ii - Currently not available on If you package
one of these, please let me know so I can update this README.

[1] lsx would conflict with the /usr/bin/lsx from Slackware's minicom
package. To avoid this, lsx is installed as /usr/bin/lsX. If you don't use
XMODEM (or even know what it is), "rm -f /usr/bin/lsx" before installing
suckless-tools, and /usr/bin/lsx will be a symlink to lsX.

[2] wmname has been packaged separately (as desktop/wmname). This build
gives you the same version of wmname, plus a man page for it, so the
separate wmname build isn't needed.

Maintained by: B. Watson
Keywords: lsw,lsx,sprop,sselp,ssid,swarp,wmname,xssstate
ChangeLog: suckless-tools


Source Downloads:
wmname-0.1.tar.gz (6903d299f84d335e529fbd2c1d6e49fe)
lsw-0.2.tar.gz (5ddd61d04ff084a39494b2aa06c00b65)
lsx-0.1.tar.gz (d48fdce9868b13bf5ef3e7834768f89f)
sprop-0.1.tar.gz (7586fc99580a1f79194f2e83f9ef3e9e)
sselp-0.2.tar.gz (b74d6558790d8df897db40bca90bc0f6)
ssid-0.1.tar.gz (8740013208d79ef4d7ce7fe0c1f12e87)
swarp-0.1.tar.gz (b674dd2f33c45cbd789e4b6e09b7b55e)
xssstate-1.1.tar.gz (7d4935bc17b6f01afa12e420331fa688)

Download SlackBuild:
suckless-tools.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 14.2

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