TzClock man page

TzClock — Display the time around the world

Synopsis

TzClock [OPTION]...

Description

TzClock can display the time around the world. It supports multiple faces showing different time zones. There is also a stopwatch that is accurate to a tenth of a second. Plus many other nice features for you to discover.

Options

-a
Toggle always on top.
-A
hh:mm:msg Set the alarm message to be shown at the specified time. For example: -A17:30:"Time to go home"
-b
Toggle showing the small second hand.
-B
Toggle showing the second hand bounce.
-c
nnn#RRGGBB Change one of the clock colours. Details of the codes can be found below. For example: -cfce#1267FF
-C
config.file Specify the configuration file to use. This file should be in your home directory. The default file is: .tzclockrc
-d
nnn:format Change one of the date formats. The format is the same as the date command with some extras. Details of the codes can be found below. For example: -dftl:"%*"
-f
face Select the face, for future settings, the faces are numbered left to right, top to bottom. Some settings like timezone only effect one face so it is necessary to select the face first.
-F
font Select the font to use on the clock face.
-h
Switch off the second hand.
-H
<name>:s:l:t Set the hand style, the name can be: hour, minute, second, sub_second, stopwatch or alarm. (s) The style is a number from [0-5] althought not all the syles are defined. (l) The length of the hand from the centre. (t) The length of the tail in the other direction to the hand. 0 Quadratic (default), 1 Triangle, 2 Rectangle, 3 Pointer, 4 Arrow, 5 Simple line.
-i
Use the clock icon from the current theme.
-l
Toggle locking the screen position, stop drag and drop.
-m
ts Set the marker type and step, default -m13. (t) the marker type, (s) The step controls which hours have markers. 0 No markers, 1 Triangles (default), 2 Circles, 3 Latin digits, 4 Roman numerals.
-n
cnum or rnum Set the number of columns and rows. Note the maximum number of clocks is 36 with no more than 10 in a line. For example: -nc5 -nr3
-o
city Specify you own city name for a timezone.
-q
Quick time setting, no smooth scrolling.
-s
size Set the size of each clock, the size is rounded to a multiple of 64.
-S
Enable the stopwatch.
-w
Put on all work-spaces.
-x
posn Set the X screen position.
-y
posn Set the Y screen position. Note, both X and Y must be set.
-z
zone Select timezone to display. For example: -zLondon
-24
Show a 24 hour clock.
-?
Show command line help information.

Colours

In order to change one of the colours you need to enter the colours code. See details of the -c option.

cbf
Clock outer border when the face has focus.
cbn
Clock outer border when the face does not have focus.
cbi
Clock inner border.
fce
Main clock face colour.
fsw
Stopwatch face colour.
txt
Colour of the text.
cbf
Clock border when focused.
cbn
Clock border not focused.
cbi
Clock border inner circle.
fce
Clock face colour.
fsw
Stopwatch dial colour.
txt
Information text colour.
hrh
Hour hand outer colour.
hhf
Hour hand fill colour.
mnh
Minute hand outer colour.
mhf
Minute hand fill colour.
sch
Second hand outer colour.
shf
Second hand fill colour.
alh
Alarm hand outer colour.
ahf
Alarm hand fill colour.
swh
Stopwatch hand outer colour.
swf
Stopwatch hand fill colour.
hrm
Hour marker colour.
mnm
Minute marker colour.
swm
Stopwatch marker colour.
qum
Quarter marker colour.
qmf
Quarter marker fill colour.

Dates

In order to change the format of one of the dates you need its code.

ftl
Clock top in local-time.
ftz
Clock top for timezone.
stl
Stopwatch top in local-time.
stz
Stopwatch top for timezone.
fbl
Clock bottom in local-time.
fbz
Clock bottom for timezone.
sbl
Stopwatch bottom in local-time.
sbz
Stopwatch bottom for timezone.
wtl
Window title in local-time.
wtz
Window title for timezone.
cbl
Copy date time in local-time.
cbz
Copy date time for timezone.
cdl
Copy date in local-time.
cdz
Copy date for timezone.
ctl
Copy time in local-time.
ctz
Copy time for timezone.

Date Format

To specify a date format you can use the same format as the date command. This way your locale information will be used. In addition to the date commands the are a few extra defined for the TzClock.

%#
Time zone city, upper-cased and wrapped.
%*
Time zone city.
%@
Time zone area.
%&
Stopwatch time: h:mm:ss.hh.

Example

Here is an example showing the command line for displaying four clocks showing different time zones. With changes to one of the colours and one of the dates.

TzClock -l -nr2 -nc2 -f1 -u -f2 -h -u -z"Moscow" -f3 -h -u -z"London" -f4 -h -u -z"New York" -s128 -ccbn"#000000" -x100 -y200 -dwtl:"%H:%M, %a. %-d %b."

Author

Written by Chris Knight.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <chris@theknight.co.uk>.

See Also

date(1)

Info

11 Nov 2009