wdread - Man Page

read value from defaults database


wdread [options] domain key


wdread gets the value associated with the key key from the domain domain and prints it on stdout.



print a help message with the list of options


print the version of Window Maker from which the program comes

Exit Status

The program wdread will exit with the following code:


when the key was successfully found and its content printed.


if the program was not invoked properly (unknown option or incorrect argument count).


if the domain's file could not be read (probably nonexistent domain).


if the key was not found in the domain.

See Also

wdwrite(1), wmaker(1)


Window Maker was written by Alfredo K. Kojima <kojima@windowmaker.info>, wdread is a part of Window Maker, was  cowardly remade from wdwrite.c; by judas@hell on Jan 26 2001

This manpage was written by Rodolfo García Peñas (kix) for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Referenced By

wdwrite(1), wmaker(1), WPrefs(1).

April 2015