nitrogen man page

nitrogen — X11 background previewer and setter

Synopsis

nitrogen [ Options ] DIRECTORY?

Description

In normal working mode, provides an interface which displays all pictures in the given DIRECTORY. From this interface, it is possible to set the X11 root pixmap either temporarily or set and store the picture, drawing mode, and X display for restoration later. If no directory is specified, it uses the stored directories in your "library" (as of 1.5). See the Preferences dialog.

When the --restore option is passed, nitrogen sets all backgrounds that it has a configuration for and exits immediatly, for use in an .xinitrc or .xsession file.

Options

--restore
Restores previously saved pictures to the root displays.
--no-recurse
Do not recurse into subdirectories of DIRECTORY.
--sort=[option]

Sorts the background list by the given option. By default, items are sorted as they are found on the filesystem, giving a quasi-newest first sorting order. Valid options are:

alpha
Alphabetical order.
ralpha
Reverse alphabetical order.
time
Modified time, ascending.
rtime
Modified time, descending.
--set-auto
Set the background specified by DIRECTORY using the automatic size setting.
--set-centered
Set the background specified by DIRECTORY using the centered size setting.
--set-scaled
Set the background specified by DIRECTORY using the scaled size setting.
--set-tiled
Set the background specified by DIRECTORY using the tiled size setting.
--set-zoom
Set the background specified by DIRECTORY using the zoom size setting.
--set-zoom-fill
Set the background specified by DIRECTORY using the zoom fill size setting.
--save
Saves the background permanently in the config. Only used with one of the --set-xxx options.
--set-color=[arg]
Sets background color in hex, #000000 by default. Only used with one of the --set-xxx options.
--random
Choose random background from config or given directory. Only used with one of the --set-xxx options.
--head=[option]
Select Xinerama/multihead display in GUI, 0..n, use -1 for full screen (Xinerama only).
--force-setter=[option]

DEBUG: Forces the background setting engine to use a specific backend. This is for advanced debugging use only. Valid options are:

xwindows
Standard XWindows primitives.
xinerama
Xinerama/XWindows primitives.
gnome
GNOME/Nautilus based.
--help
I'm just here so I won't get fined.

Files

~/.config/nitrogen/

Holds the configuration for saved backgrounds.

Bugs

Use the GitHub issue tracker: https://github.com/l3ib/nitrogen/issues

Authors

Dave Foster <daf@minuslab.net> Javeed Shaikh <syscrash2k@gmail.com>

Availability

Nitrogen is developed on GitHub: https://github.com/l3ib/nitrogen/

Info

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