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commit 10132dec34c4da8724b5cb3b108c4ecee2c643c5
parent cd075e34a2fcba85c2c6d7295354b901f3dac96a
Author: Chris Noxz <>
Date:   Fri,  1 Nov 2019 20:45:41 +0100

Add page for xrectdraw

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diff --git a/ b/ @@ -32,6 +32,9 @@ wikipedia pages in your terminal. ``ztatus`` creates a status bar for [dwm](, and also acts as a simple notification daemon. +### [xrectdraw](./xrectdraw/) +``xrectdraw`` draws geometry of a rectangular screen region for X11. + Tools and scripts ----------------- diff --git a/ b/ @@ -0,0 +1,43 @@ +xrectdraw +========= +usage: **xrectdraw** <u>x</u> <u>y</u> <u>width</u> <u>height</u> +<u>#RRGGBB</u> \[<u>t:r:b:l</u>] + +A small program used to draw rectangles on X11. The idea came when I needed +something to indicate screen recordings for a small script using ffmpeg. I used +xrectsel for selecting the region for ffmpeg to capture, so I kinda got the +inspiration from there. + +xrectdraw actually draws four windows making up the borders of the rectangle. +This means no compositor is needed, the root window isn't hogged and the region +is not overlaid. + +Installation +------------ +Edit to match your local setup (xrectdraw is installed into the +/usr/local namespace by default), then simply enter the following command to +install (if necessary as root): + + make clean install + +Customization +------------- +xrectdraw can be customized by creating a custom config.h and (re)compiling the +source code. + +Usage +----- +Together with the source code is a script called ** which is a fine +example of how xrectdraw can be used. The program is used like this: + + xrectdraw 10 20 100 200 \#ff0000 3:2:3:2 + +The example above draws a rectangle, 100px wide, 200px heigh at the position +(x:10px, y:20px). The borders are red, the top and bottom are 3px wide and the +right and left are 2pc wide. + +License +------- +The project is licensed under the MIT license. + +get source [here](//