FvwmConsole can only be invoked by fvwm. Command line invocation of the FvwmConsole module will not work.
FvwmConsole can be invoked by inserting the line 'Module FvwmConsole' in the .fvwm2rc file. This can be placed on a line by itself, if FvwmConsole is to be spawned during fvwm's initialization, or can be bound to a menu or mouse button or keystroke to invoke it later.
A different terminal emulator can be specified with the -terminal option. However, only terminal programs that understand the options -name, -title and -e can be used.
Previous versions of FvwmConsole supported a -e option to choose a different front-end. Although this option is still provided for backwards compatibility its use is discouraged unless you know exactly what you are doing.
Also X resources can be set in your ~/.Xdefaults file:
There are a few options. If the GNU readline library is available, it can be used.
If Perl5 is installed, FvwmConsoleC.pl can be used as a command editor. This can be accomplished by either copying FvwmConsoleC.pl to fvwmlib directory as FvwmConsoleC or invoking FvwmConsole with -e option. For example:
If neither one is installed, a simple input reading function which doesn't have editing capabilities is used.
GNU readline and FvwmConsoleC.pl have some frequent used commands in common as default. These commands are similar to emacs. For more details, refer GNU readline man and info pages, and FvwmConsoleC.pl man page.
FvwmConsole can be stopped by entering the EOF character (usually CTRL-D).
Note! Do not use the "quit" command, as this is an fvwm builtin: typing "quit" at the FvwmConsole command line will cause fvwm to exit.