The wm Command

The wm command has about 20 operations that interact with the window manager. The general form of the command is:

wm operation win ?args?

In all cases the win argument must be a toplevel. Otherwise, an error is raised. In many cases, the operation either sets or queries a value. If a new value is not specified, then the current settings are returned. For example, this command returns the current window geometry:

wm geometry .
=> 300x200+327+20
					

This command defines a new geometry:

wm geometry . 400x200+0+0

There are lots of wm operations, and this reflects the complex protocol with UNIX window managers. The summary below lists the subset of operations that I find useful. The operations can be grouped into four main categories: ...

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