Introduction to xclock

The xclock package contains a simple clock application which is used in the default xinit configuration.

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.



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Package Information

xclock Dependencies


Xorg Libraries

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/xclock

Installation of xclock

Install xclock by running the following commands:

./configure $XORG_CONFIG &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: xclock
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: None

Short Descriptions


is an analog/digital clock for X