Wharf questions

Patrick Brewer (brewer@lvc.edu)
Wed, 26 Jul 2000 11:10:40 -0400 (EDT)



Thanks to everyone who answered my previous questions, I managed to get AS
running.

Now, of course, I'm trying to customize it. And I'm starting with the
wharf. So far, I've managed to remove a button from the wharf, but my
profound ignorance is hampering more interesting exercises.

Here are some of my fundamental questions.

The top button on my wharf is the one with the AS logo. The corresponding
line in the wharf file is

*Wharf afterstepdoc AfterStep3.xpm Exec "-" afterstepdoc &

What do the various parts of this line do?

Is _afterstep_ the name of the file or the word that appears in the
balloon or something else?

What is _AfterStep3_ and what does the suffix .xpm mean?

Exec? I assume this is executing something. But what?

No idea about the "-" or the final afterstep.

I assume & is a line ender.

Now, when I press the actual button on the wharf, netscape is called and
opens the afterstep document. What is it in the wharf line that calls
Netscape?

Well, now you see how clueless I am. 
I'll appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks for your time.




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