slock man page

slock — simple X screen locker

Synopsis

slock [-v] [cmd [arg ...]]

Description

slock is a simple X screen locker. If provided, cmd [arg ...] is executed after the screen has been locked.

Options

-v
Print version information to stdout and exit.

Security Considerations

To make sure a locked screen can not be bypassed by switching VTs or killing the X server with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, it is recommended to disable both in xorg.conf(5) for maximum security:

Section "ServerFlags" 
	Option "DontVTSwitch" "True" 
	Option "DontZap"      "True" 
EndSection

Examples

$ slock /usr/sbin/s2ram

Customization

slock can be customized by creating a custom config.h from config.def.h and (re)compiling the source code. This keeps it fast, secure and simple.

Referenced By

xssstate(1).

2016-08-23