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Motif 2.1 Files Reference

The Motif 2.1 Files Reference

The Motif 2.1 Files Reference contains reference material for Motif® commands and functions, including toolkit, window manager, and user interface language file formats.


This document is written for programmers who want to write applications by using Motif® interfaces. This document assumes that the reader is familiar with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) C programming language. It also assumes that the reader has a general understanding of the X Window System, the Xlib library, and the X Toolkit Intrinsics (Xt).


This is Revision 2.1 of this document. It applies to Release 2.1 of the Motif® software system.


The purpose of this reference is to provide reference material for the Motif commands and functions.

Document Usage

The reference material is organized in an Alphabetical Listing of Motif Files Reference Information.

Typographic and Keying Conventions

This document uses the following typographic conventions:

Bold words or characters represent system elements that an application or user must use literally, such as functions, data types, commands, flags, and pathnames. Bold words also indicate the first use of a term included in the glossary.

Italic words or characters represent variable values and arguments that an application or user must supply.

Constant width
Examples and information that the system displays appear in this typeface.

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Angle brackets enclose the name of a key on the keyboard.


Components of the user interface are represented by uppercase letters for each major word in the name of the component, such as PushButton.

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