get-wings-flags man page

get-wings-flags ā€” output libWINGs compiler and linker flags (deprecated)


pkg-config WINGs --cflags
pkg-config WINGs --libs


get-wings-flags used to provide the compilation and link flags for programs that use the WINGs library, before pkg-config became the universal way to handle these developer configurations. The script is now deprecated and you should use instead:

pkg-config WINGs --cflags

to get the flags for the compiler

pkg-config WINGs --libs

to get the flags for the linker

Important Note

As with every deprecated stuff, the script get-wings-flags will be removed soon, so you should update your script quickly while you know about it.


get-wings-flags is part of Window Maker, which was written by Alfredo K. Kojima <> and Dan Pascu <>, with contributions from many people around the Internet.

This man page was written by Frederik Schueler <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


22 March 2005