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d6130e26Sebastian LaVine Toggle screen orientation with Mod+Slash 8 months ago


This is my build of dwm. It is deployed by smlss.

To contact me, Sebastian LaVine, send an email to mail@smlavine.com.

#dwm - dynamic window manager

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


In order to build dwm you need the Xlib header files.


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.