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#dwm - dynamic window manager

dwm is an extremely fast, small, and dynamic window manager for X.


In order to build dwm you need xlib, freetype2, xinerama and fontconfig.

#Applied patches


#On GNU Guix

You can run the guix-install script as it builds dwm in an environment with all the dependencies included. It sets PREFIX to ~/.local by default.

#Normal installation

Edit config.mk to match your local setup (dwm is installed into the /usr/local namespace by default).

Afterwards enter the following command to build and install dwm (if necessary as root):

make clean install

#Running dwm

Add the following line to your .xinitrc to start dwm using startx:

exec dwm

In order to connect dwm to a specific display, make sure that the DISPLAY environment variable is set correctly, e.g.:

DISPLAY=foo.bar:1 exec dwm

(This will start dwm on display :1 of the host foo.bar.)

In order to display status info in the bar, you can do something like this in your .xinitrc:

while xsetroot -name "`date` `uptime | sed 's/.*,//'`"
	sleep 1
done &
exec dwm


The configuration of dwm is done by creating a custom config.h and (re)compiling the source code.