Originally Posted by JWJones
Hey rogan, would you mind sharing your .twmrc? Nice setup!
Of course not (I doubted anyone would be interested)
You will have to do some editing for it to suit your home folder.
Left click on background gives you an application menu.
To blast your background with rxvt's choose Terminal Backdrop.
That runs a script ~/.termscreen which is as ugly a hack as they come.
You probably want to edit the geometry settings to suit your monitor
and rxvt font choice. It contains a commented region for a 1680x1050
monitor which I had before.
Rxvt do not have any titlebars (nor any new ones you might open), move them
by holding down alt (and move as usual) resize is alt + right click.
This goes for all applications without titlebar (xine ...)
Middle click on background brings up a wallpaper menu.
Right click on background is the std. twm menu (without the xterm).
I keep backgrounds in ~/pictures/wallpapers and some fractals I made with xaos
in ~/pictures/fractals. But you can change this (in .twmrc).
To upload I had to add a .txt and removed the leading . on all files.
You will have to rename them e.g. twmrc.txt to .twmrc before you use them.
You will have to include .termscreen and .Xdefaults and .xinitrc as well if you
want my settings (you put them in your home folder).
I changed the colors somewhat and moved the icon manager and clock to the top of
the screen (better use of screen real-estate since the icon manager grows downwards).
I was only allowed to attach three files so here goes .xinitrc:
# $Xorg: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:54:30 cpqbld Exp $
# merge in defaults and keymaps
if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
/usr/bin/xrdb -merge $sysresources
if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
if [ -f $userresources ]; then
/usr/bin/xrdb -merge $userresources
if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
# start some nice programs!
/usr/bin/xsetroot -solid SteelBlue -name "TWM" &
/usr/bin/xclock -bg LightSteelBlue -fg Black -strftime '%a %Y %m %d %T' -geometry -0+0 &
I also have a alias ls='ls -color=never -F'
and alias mc='mc -b' in .bash_profile to avoid those
ghastly colors that almost makes text unreadable.