Introduction to twm

The twm package contains a very minimal window manager.

This package is not a part of the Xorg katamari and is provided only as a dependency to other packages or for testing the completed Xorg installation.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

twm Dependencies



User Notes:

Installation of twm

Install twm by running the following commands:

sed -i -e '/^rcdir =/s,^\(rcdir = \).*,\1/etc/X11/app-defaults,' src/ &&
./configure $XORG_CONFIG &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

sed -i -e '/^rcdir =/s...: This command ensures the twm configuration file gets installed in the proper location.


Installed Programs: twm
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /etc/X11/app-defaults

Short Descriptions


is the Tab Window Manager for the X Window System.

Last updated on 2016-08-27 18:22:29 -0700