wmapmload - Man Page

A dockapp to monitor apm battery status


wmapmload [options]


This manual page documents briefly the wmapmload command.

WMApmLoad is a program to monitor apm battery status. It is a dockapp that is supported by X window managers such as Window Maker, AfterStep, BlackBox, and Enlightenment.

The remaining time is displayed in the top half.  The battery load percentage is in the bottom half in two manner : number and graphic. Next to percentage number are the on-line/on-battery and on-charge status. It has an LCD look-alike user interface. The back-light may be turned on/off by clicking the mouse button 1 (left) over the application. If battery status is below a critical level, an alarm-mode will alert you by turning on and off back-light. This can be stopped (and restarted) by clicking the mouse button 3 (right) over the application. An application can be launched when alarm is on to notify user that level is too low. By clicking with mouse button 2 (middle), the computer can be put in STANDBY (default) or SUSPEND mode (with CONTROL key).


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-d,  --display <string>

Attempt to open a window on the named X display. In the absence of  this option, the  display  specified  by the DISPLAY environment variable is used.

-bl,  --backlight

turn on back-light

-lc,  --light-color <color>

back-light color (rgb:6E/C6/3B is default)

-i,  --interval <number>

number of secs between updates (1 is default)

-a,  --alarm <number>

low battery level when to raise alarm (20 is default)

-h,  --help

show help text and exit

-v,  --version

show program version and exit

-w,  --windowed

run the application in windowed mode

-bw,  --broken-wm

activate broken window manager fix

-n,  --notify <string>

command to launch when battery level falls below the limit set via the -a (--alarm) flag - see above.

-s,  --suspend <string>

set command for apm suspend

-S,  --standby <string>

set command for apm standby


WMApmLoad was assembled by Thomas Nemeth <tnemeth@free.fr>.  It is largely based on WMMemMon and WMCPULoad by Seiichi SATO <ssato@sh.rim.or.jp>, WMMemLoad by Mark Staggs <me@markstaggs.net> and wmapm by Chris D. Faulhaber <jedgar@speck.ml.org> Michael G. Henderson <mghenderson@lanl.gov>.


September 26, 2002