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WM-ICONS-CONFIG(1) General Commands Manual WM-ICONS-CONFIG(1)


wm-icons-config - show and set configuration for wm-icons


wm-icons-config [options] NAME [ICON_SET] ...


This show wm-icons package configuration, and the list of installed icon sets. It also is used to set aliases to icon-sets in system or user space. In the synopsis above, NAME is icon alias name, ICON_SET is icon set directory (for example: mini 16x16-default). If NAME already exists as an alias, it is not overwritten, unless the --force option is given. Explicit NAMEs override --defaults. Just the alias names are given for --which and --remove options.


Informational options: display info and exit

Print a short usage message
Show version number and exit
Show wm-icons installed icon directory and exit
Show wm-icons user icon directory and exit
Show default aliases and exit
Show the aliases currently present. One of --global, --personal, --user-dir must be given
Show a list of installed icon sets

Directory selection options: precisely one of these must be given

Set up global (system-wide) links in the base dir
Set up personal links in ~/.wm-icons
Set up links in USER_DIR

Choice of links: at least one of these must be given

Set up default aliases, as shown by --show-defaults

Extra options

Remove the symlinks rather than creating them, return (0, 1)
Show the icon set for the given alias(es), return (0, 1)
Do not output results of alias manipulating to stdout
Force overwriting of existing symlinks


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Mikhael Goikhman <migo (at)> and others (see file AUTHORS).

This manual page was initially written by Manoj Srivastava <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system.