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xscreensaver-text (1)

Name

xscreensaver-text - prints some text to stdout, for use by screen savers.

Synopsis

xscreensaver-text [--verbose] [--columns  N]  [--text  STRING]  [--file
PATH] [--program CMD] [--url URL]

Description

xscreensaver-text(1)          XScreenSaver manual         xscreensaver-text(1)



NAME
       xscreensaver-text  -  prints  some  text  to  stdout, for use by screen
       savers.

SYNOPSIS
       xscreensaver-text [--verbose] [--columns  N]  [--text  STRING]  [--file
       PATH] [--program CMD] [--url URL]

DESCRIPTION
       The  xscreensaver-text  script  prints out some text for use by various
       screensavers, according to the options set in the ~/.xscreensaver file.
       This may dump the contents of a file, run a program, or load a URL.

OPTIONS
       xscreensaver-text accepts the following options:

       --columns N or --cols N
               Where to wrap lines; default 72 columns.

       --verbose or -v
               Print diagnostics to stderr.  Multiple -v switches increase the
               amount of output.

       Command line options may be  used  to  override  the  settings  in  the
       ~/.xscreensaver file:

       --string STRING
               Print  the  given string.  It may contain % escape sequences as
               per strftime(2).

       --file PATH
               Print the contents of the given file.  If --cols is  specified,
               re-wrap the lines; otherwise, print them as-is.

       --program CMD
               Run the given program and print its output.  If --cols is spec-
               ified, re-wrap the output.

       --url HTTP-URL
               Download and print the contents of the HTTP  document.   If  it
               contains  HTML,  RSS,  or  Atom, it will be converted to plain-
               text.

               Note: this re-downloads the document every time it is run!   It
               might  be  considered  abusive  for  you to point this at a web
               server that you do not control!

ENVIRONMENT
       HTTP_PROXY or http_proxy
           to get the default HTTP proxy host and port.

BUGS
       The RSS and Atom output is always ISO-8859-1, regardless of locale.

       URLs should be cached, use "If-Modified-Since", and obey "Expires".


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+----------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |   ATTRIBUTE VALUE    |
       +---------------+----------------------+
       |Availability   | desktop/xscreensaver |
       +---------------+----------------------+
       |Stability      | Private              |
       +---------------+----------------------+
SEE ALSO
       xscreensaver-demo(1),   xscreensaver(1),    fortune(1),    phosphor(1),
       apple2(1), starwars(1), fontglide(1), dadadodo(1), webcollage(1),
       http://www.livejournal.com/stats/latest-rss.bml,
       https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:NewPages&feed=rss,
       driftnet(1), EtherPEG, EtherPeek

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2005 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify,
       distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for  any  pur-
       pose  is  hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright
       notice appear in all copies and that both  that  copyright  notice  and
       this  permission  notice appear in supporting documentation.  No repre-
       sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur-
       pose.  It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.

AUTHOR
       Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 20-Mar-2005.



NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source  was  downloaded from  https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/xscreen-
       saver-5.39.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/.



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