osd_cat man page

osd_cat — X on-screen file displayer

Synopsis

osd_cat [OPTION] [FILE]...
osd_cat -b percentage|slider [OPTION]

Description

Display FILE, or standard input, on X screen.

-p, --pos=POS

This option tells osd_cat where to display the text. POS can be top, middle, or bottom. The  default is top.

-o, --offset=OFFSET

This option specifies the offset from the top or bottom of screen the text is  displayed. The default is 0.

-A, --align=ALIGN

This option tells osd_cat where to display the text. ALIGN can be left, right or center. The  default is left.

-i, --indent=OFFSET

This option specifies the INDENT from the left of screen the text is displayed. The default is 0.

-f, --font=FONT

This option specifies the FONT to be used for displaying the text. The default is fixed.

-c, --color=COLOR

This option specifies the COLOR to be used for displaying the text. The default is red.

-d, --delay=TIME

This option specifies the number of seconds the text is displayed. The default is 5 seconds.

-l, --lines=LINES

This option specifies the number of LINES to scroll the display over. The default is 5.

-s, --shadow=OFFSET

This option specifies the OFFSET of the text shadow. The default is 0, which means no text shadow is created.

-a, --age[=SCROLL_AGE]

This option affects screen redrawing. If SCROLL_AGE seconds pass before a new line is ready (for example, you're reading from a pipe), all lines are cleared at once instead of being scrolled off as new lines replace old lines. The default is 0.
When no SCROLL_AGE is explicitly given, the current value from DELAY is used.

-w, --wait

This option also affects screen redrawing. When there is data ready to be put on screen, this option will cause osd_cat to wait until the display is clear. An alternative to scrolling.

-b, --barmode=TYPE

Lets you display a percentage or slider bar instead of just text. TYPE may be percentage or slider. In this mode no text is read from any file, but the following options can be used:

-P, --percentage=PERCENTAGE

This option specified the position of the percentage / slider bar. PERCENTAGE may be in the range from 0 to 100, the default is 50.

-T, --text=TEXT

This option specifies an optional TEXT which gets displayed above the percentage bar. The default is empty, so no additional text is displayed.

-h, --help

display help (which is often more up to date) and exit

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

Author

Martijn van de Streek <martijn@foodfight.org>, Some patching done by Malcolm Valentine <farkit@iprimus.com.au> and Tim Wright <tim@ignavus.net>.
xosd was written by Andre Renaud <andre@ignavus.net> and is maintained by Tim Wright <tim@ignavus.net>

See Also

More information on the X OSD Library and its author can be found on http://www.ignavus.net/software.html

Info

January 2001 X OSD cat