wmcpuload − A dockapp to display CPU usage


wmcpuload [options]


This manual page documents briefly the wmcpuload command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.

WMCPULoad is a dockapp that is supported by X window managers such as Window Maker, AfterStep, BlackBox, and Enlightenment. It displays the current CPU usage, expressed as a percentile and a chart, and has an LCD look-alike user interface. The back-light may be turned on/off by clicking the mouse button over the application. If the CPU usage hits a certain threshold, an alarm-mode will alert you by turning on back-light.


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.

−t, −−title <string>

specify title name

−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)

−c, −−cpu <number> (GNU/Linux / IRIX)

CPU number to monitor (Counting starts with 0).

−n, −−ignore−nice (GNU/Linux / FreeBSD / OpenBSD / NetBSD)

ignore a nice value

−h, −−help

show help text and exit

−v, −−version

show program version and exit

−w, −−windowed

run the application in windowed mode

−wp, −−windowed-withpanel

run the application in windowed mode with background panel

−bw, −−broken−wm

activate broken window manager fix

−a, −−alarm <percentage>

activate alarm mode. <percentage> is threshold of percentage from 0 to 100.(90 is default)


WMCPULoad was written by Seiichi SATO <ssato [AT]>.

This manual page was written by Gordon Fraser <gordon [AT]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).