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Going fast with DWM

Jul 28, 2010, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Diehl)

"Weighing in at a mere 2140 lines of C code, the Dynamic Window Manager, (DWM) certainly qualifies as lightweight. There aren't any menus, and no icons. You can't use a dialog box to change the screen colors, either. You literally have to get under the hood to make configuration changes, which we'll talk about shortly. Most of the time, you won't even use the mouse. Once you've learned how to "drive" DWM, you can really go fast in it.

"Likewise, installing DWM couldn't be easier. Simply download the tarball from dwm.suckless.org and extract the contents. Then run make in the resulting directory. The result is a single executable, dwm. If you then run make install, make will install a man page and install the dwm executable in /usr/local. For testing, I simply ran dwm from my home directory."

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