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dxdw(8)								      dxdw(8)



NAME

  dxdw - Runs and repeats command line commands

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/bin/X11/dxdw [-c	initial_command]

OPTIONS

  -c  Specifies	the command to run. The	command	string must be enclosed	in
      double quotes if it contains any spaces or special characters inter-
      preted by	the shell.

  Display Window accepts all of	the standard X Toolkit command line options,
  which	are documented in the OPTIONS section of the X(1X) reference page.

DESCRIPTION

  The Display Window application, dxdw,	can be used to run commands at speci-
  fied time intervals.

  You can use Display Window to:

    +  Run a command and display a transcript of the output

    +  Repeat a	command	at regular intervals

    +  Print the output	to the default printer

    +  Save the	output to a file

  You can use Display Window to	run common commands without starting up	a
  full xterm. The optional -c option specifies an initial command. The
  Display Window application presents a	transcript containing the current
  command, its output, and its command-line error messages. You	can change
  the command after the	application starts. The	transcript area	is output-
  only,	so you cannot use Display Window to run	commands that require user
  interaction on the command line.

  The Display Window application can be	invoked	from the CDE Application
  Manager from the following categories:

  Application Group:	   System_Admin
  System Admin Subgroup:   Daily Admin

  When the Display Window main window invoked, the transcript is empty
  because there	is no command running. Enter a command to run in the Command
  input	text field.

  Because Display Window can be	started	with a default initial command,
  several launchpoints have been created in the	Application Manager to run
  specific command-line	applications. These applications include I/O
  Statistics (iostat), Network Statistics (netstat), Virtual Memory Statis-
  tics (vmstat), and Who? (who).

  To start one of the preceding	applications within Display Window from	the
  CDE desktop:

   1.  Click on	the Application	Manager	icon on	the CDE	front panel.

   2.  Double click on the System_Admin	application group icon.

   3.  Double click on the Tools application group icon.

   4.  Double click on the icon	for the	command	you want to run	in the
       Display Window application.

       The Display Window application invokes the command once.	The output
       from the	command	is displayed in	the transcript area.

  You can also start Display Window from the command line. To start Display
  Window from the command line,	enter the following:

       /usr/bin/X11/dxdw [-c initial_command]

  The -c option	specifies the command string to	run when Display Window	is
  started.  On the command line, the command string must be enclosed in	dou-
  ble quotes if	it contains any	spaces or special characters interpreted by
  the shell.

  The command string can be any	of the following:

    +  A single	command

    +  A series	of commands in a pipeline (|)

    +  A series	of commands separated by semicolons

  After	Display	Window starts, a new command string can	be entered in the
  Command input	text field. In the graphical user interface, it	is not neces-
  sary to enclose the command string in	double quotes.

  To enter a new command string:

   1.  Clear the Command input text field if a command is already present.

   2.  Enter a new command string in the Command input text field.

   3.  Press the Return	key in the Command input text field to run the com-
       mand.

EXAMPLES

   1.  The following example runs the iostat command one time in the Display
       Window application. You can use the Repeat Every	dialog box to repeat
       the command at regular intervals.
	    dxdw -c iostat

   2.  The following examples show how to use Display Window from the command
       line.
	    dxdw -c df
	    dxdw -c "ps	-aef"
	    dxdw -c "ps	-aef | grep dxdw"
	    dxdw -c "mount; showmount"

   3.  You can view the	Display	Window online help volume without running the
       application. To open the	Display	Window help volume from	the command
       line, enter the following command:
	    /usr/dt/bin/dthelpview -h \
	    /usr/dt/appconfig/help/C/Dxdw.sdl





FILES

  /usr/bin/X11/dxdw
      Contains the Display Window application executable

  /usr/dt/appconfig/help/C/Dxdw.sdl
      Contains the Display Window help volume

  /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/Dxdw
      Contains the default values for the application's	X resources

SEE ALSO

  Commands: iostat(1), netstat(1), vmstat(1), who(1), X(1X)