Compilation Instructions

The code can be found here: https://codeberg.org/x11cp/x11cp.git

git clone https://codeberg.org/x11cp/x11cp.git && cd x11cp/src/xdtm

Direct compilation

To compile this application, the following command should be used:

xmkmf -a && make

Toplevel Makefile

There is also a wrapper command in the top-level `Makefile` of the repository where this is can be run as:

make xdtm


xdtm is a graphical shell for X. It appears to be a file manager and application launcher combined.

Originally written by Edward Groenendaal, Ramon J. Santiago, and Lionel Mallet, circa 1991 - 1995.

It uses the X Toolkit widgets.

It comes with a standard set of XBM icon files to represent most file types. Some of the builtin application shortcuts assume #csh as the default shell, but this can be changed.

The xdtmrc configuration file has its own grammar, courtesy of a lovely lex/yacc grammar definition.