GFXTOOL(1) General Commands Manual GFXTOOL(1)
gfxtool - run graphics programs in a SunView window
gfxtool [ -C ] [ program [ arguments ] ]
This command is available with the SunView User's software installation
option. Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
gfxtool is a standard tool provided with the SunView environment. It
runs graphics programs that do not overwrite the terminal emulator from
which they run.
gfxtool has two subwindows: a terminal subwindow and an empty subwin-
dow. The terminal subwindow contains a running shell, just like the
shelltool (see shelltool(1)). Programs invoked in the terminal subwin-
dow can run in the empty subwindow. You can move the boundary between
these two subwindows as described in sunview(1). If you wish, you can
make gfxtool your console by entering -C as the first argument.
Normally you can use the mouse and keyboard anywhere in the empty sub-
window to access frame functions. However, some graphics programs
which run in this window may take over inputs directed to it. For
example, SunCore uses the mouse and keyboard for its own input. When
you run such tools, access the Frame Menu from the tool boundaries or
gfxtool also accepts all of the generic tool arguments; see sunview(1)
for a list of these arguments.
If a program argument is present, gfxtool runs it. If there are no
arguments, gfxtool runs the program corresponding to your SHELL envi-
ronment variable. If this environment variable is not available, then
gfxtool runs sh(1).
-C Redirect system console output to this instance of gfxtool.
sh(1), shelltool(1), sunview(1), graphics_demos(6)
If more than 256 characters are input to a terminal emulator subwindow
without an intervening NEWLINE, the terminal emulator may hang. If
this occurs, display the Frame Menu; the `TTY Hung?' submenu there has
one item, `Flush input', that you can invoke to correct the problem.
21 December 1987 GFXTOOL(1)