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NAME

       xev - print contents of X events


SYNOPSIS

       xev  [-display displayname] [-geometry geom] [-bw pixels] [-bs {NotUse-
       ful,WhenMapped,Always}] [-id  windowid]  [-root]  [-s]  [-name  string]
       [-rv] [-version] [-event event_mask [-event event_mask ...]]


DESCRIPTION

       Xev creates a window and then asks the X server to send it events when-
       ever anything happens to the window (such as it being  moved,  resized,
       typed  in,  clicked  in,  etc.).  You can also attach it to an existing
       window.  It is useful for seeing what causes events  to  occur  and  to
       display  the  information that they contain; it is essentially a debug-
       ging and development tool, and should not be needed in normal usage.


OPTIONS

       -display display
               This option specifies the X server to contact.

       -geometry geom
               This option specifies the size and/or location of  the  window,
               if a window is to be created.

       -bw pixels
               This option specifies the border width for the window.

       -bs {NotUseful,WhenMapped,Always}
               This  option  specifies  what kind of backing store to give the
               window.  The default is NotUseful. Backing store refers to  the
               the  pixels  saved  off-screen  when the X server maintains the
               contents of a window; NotUseful means that the xev process will
               redraw its contents itself, as necessary.

       -id windowid
               This  option specifies that the window with the given id should
               be monitored, instead of creating a new window.

       -root   This option specifies that the root window should be monitored,
               instead of creating a new window.

       -s      This option specifies that save-unders should be enabled on the
               window. Save unders are similar  to  backing  store,  but  they
               refer  rather  to the saving of pixels off-screen when the cur-
               rent window obscures other windows. Save unders are only  advi-
               sory,  and  are  normally set for popup dialogs and other tran-
               sient windows.

       -name string
               This option specifies the name to assign to the created window.

       -rv     This  option  specifies  that  the  window should be in reverse
               video.

       -event event_mask
               Select which events to display.  The -event option can be spec-
               ified  multiple times to select multiple types of events.  When
               not specified, all events are selected.  Available event masks:
               keyboard  mouse  expose visibility structure substructure focus
               property colormap owner_grab_button randr button

       -version
               This option prints the program version and exits.


SEE ALSO

       X(7), xwininfo(1), xdpyinfo(1), Xlib  Programmers  Manual,  X  Protocol
       Specification
       See X(7) for a full statement of rights and permissions.


AUTHOR

       Jim Fulton, MIT X Consortium



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