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{{Article summary start|Summary}}
 
{{Article summary start|Summary}}
 
{{Article summary text|Information on installing and configuring echinus}}
 
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[http://plhk.ru/ echinus] is a simple and lightweight tiling and floating window manager for X11. Started as a [[dwm]] fork with easier configuration, echinus became a full-featured reparenting window manager with [http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-1.3.html EWMH] support.  
 
[http://plhk.ru/ echinus] is a simple and lightweight tiling and floating window manager for X11. Started as a [[dwm]] fork with easier configuration, echinus became a full-featured reparenting window manager with [http://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-1.3.html EWMH] support.  
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Unlike dwm, echinus does not need to be re-compiled after changes have been made to the config. It supports [http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Xft Xft] (freetype) out of the box and has the option of configurable titlebars.
  
 
==Installing==
 
==Installing==
echinus is in [[AUR]]. You might also want to install [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22252 ourico], a lightweight EWMH taskbar, originally designed for echinus (also in AUR), and [http://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/ dmenu].
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echinus is in [[AUR]]. You might also want to install [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22252 ourico], a lightweight EWMH taskbar, originally designed for echinus (also in AUR), and [http://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/ dmenu].
  
After successfully installing, copy all files from {{filename|/etc/xdg/echinus}} to {{filename|~/.echinus}}.
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After successfully installing, copy all files from {{ic|/etc/xdg/echinus}} to {{ic|~/.echinus}}(for user).
  
 
==Configuring==
 
==Configuring==
echinus is configured in one simple text file, in Xresources format: {{filename|~/.echinus/echinusrc}}. Details for all of the configuration options are in {{filename|/usr/share/doc/echinus/README}}. A section of a sample config file looks like:
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echinus is configured in one simple text file, in Xresources format: {{ic|~/.echinus/echinusrc}}. Details for all of the configuration options are in {{ic|/usr/share/doc/echinus/README}}. A section of a sample config file looks like:
  
 
  Echinus*selected.border: #404040
 
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==Starting echinus==
 
==Starting echinus==
To start echinus with {{Codeline|startx}} or the [[SLIM]] login manager, simply append the following to {{Filename|~/.xinitrc}}:  
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To start echinus with {{ic|startx}} or the [[SLIM]] login manager, simply append the following to {{ic|~/.xinitrc}}:  
 
  exec echinus
 
  exec echinus
  
 
==Using echinus==
 
==Using echinus==
After making changes to {{filename|echinusrc}}, you can reload the config without recompiling by restarting echinus, with {{Keypress|Alt}} + {{Keypress|Shift}} + {{Keypress|q}}. This keybinding, and any other, can be customized to suit your preference or muscle-memory.
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After making changes to {{ic|echinusrc}}, you can reload the config without recompiling by restarting echinus, with {{Keypress|Alt}} + {{Keypress|Shift}} + {{Keypress|q}}. This keybinding, and any other, can be customized to suit your preference or muscle-memory.
  
Further details for manipulating windows are in the manpage and the {{filename|README}}.
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Further details for manipulating windows are in the manpage and the {{ic|README}}.
  
 
===Panels & Pagers===
 
===Panels & Pagers===
 
echinus supports some parts of EWMH - the following are known to work:
 
echinus supports some parts of EWMH - the following are known to work:
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* [[tint2]]
 
* [http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/ fbpanel]
 
* [http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/ fbpanel]
 
* [http://useperl.ru/ipager/index.en.html ipager]
 
* [http://useperl.ru/ipager/index.en.html ipager]
* [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22252 ourico]
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* [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22252 ourico]
  
 
==Resources==
 
==Resources==
 
* [http://plhk.ru/ echinus website]
 
* [http://plhk.ru/ echinus website]
 
* [https://bitbucket.org/jasonwryan/eeepc/src/bd67c4e2c591/.echinus/echinusrc example config]
 
* [https://bitbucket.org/jasonwryan/eeepc/src/bd67c4e2c591/.echinus/echinusrc example config]
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonwryan/5265285347/sizes/o/in/photostream/ screenshot]
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* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonwryan/5270660692/lightbox/ screenshot]

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echinus is a simple and lightweight tiling and floating window manager for X11. Started as a dwm fork with easier configuration, echinus became a full-featured reparenting window manager with EWMH support.

Unlike dwm, echinus does not need to be re-compiled after changes have been made to the config. It supports Xft (freetype) out of the box and has the option of configurable titlebars.

Installing

echinus is in AUR. You might also want to install ourico, a lightweight EWMH taskbar, originally designed for echinus (also in AUR), and dmenu.

After successfully installing, copy all files from /etc/xdg/echinus to ~/.echinus(for user).

Configuring

echinus is configured in one simple text file, in Xresources format: ~/.echinus/echinusrc. Details for all of the configuration options are in /usr/share/doc/echinus/README. A section of a sample config file looks like:

Echinus*selected.border: #404040
Echinus*selected.button: #d3d7cf
Echinus*selected.bg: #262626
Echinus*selected.fg: #d3d7cf

Rules

Rules can be set up to spawn applications in specific tags. The following rule, for example, would open firefox in the "web" tag:

Echinus*rule0: firefox.* web 0 1

Opening applications in a terminal requires that you explicitly set the -title tag when spawning them so that echinus can manage them:

Echinus*spawn0: CA + m = urxvtc -title mutt -e mutt

Similarly, when spawning dmenu, you will need to declare the requisite properties, like so:

Echinus*spawn1: Menu = dmenu_run -fn "-*-dina-medium-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-*-*" -nb "#1A1A1A" -nf "#696969" -sb "#1A1A1A" -sf "#D3D7Cf"

Starting echinus

To start echinus with startx or the SLIM login manager, simply append the following to ~/.xinitrc:

exec echinus

Using echinus

After making changes to echinusrc, you can reload the config without recompiling by restarting echinus, with Template:Keypress + Template:Keypress + Template:Keypress. This keybinding, and any other, can be customized to suit your preference or muscle-memory.

Further details for manipulating windows are in the manpage and the README.

Panels & Pagers

echinus supports some parts of EWMH - the following are known to work:

Resources