noseguy man page

noseguy — a little guy with a big nose wanders around being witty

Synopsis

noseguy [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-text-foreground color] [-text-background color] [-font font] [-window] [-root] [-install] [-visual visual] [-mode mode] [-program program] [-filename file] [-text text] [-fps]

Description

A little man with a big nose and a hat runs around spewing out messages to the screen. This code (and its bitmaps) were extracted from the xnlock program.

Options

noseguy accepts the following options:

-window
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root
Draw on the root window.
-install
Install a private colormap for the window.
-visual visual
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.
-font font
The font used for the messages.
-program program

This program will be run periodically, and its output will be the text of the messages. Default:

xscreensaver-text --cols 40 | head -n15

You can configure the text printed through the "Advanced" tab of xscreensaver-demo(1), or by editing your ~/.xscreensaver file.

-filename file
If mode is file, then the contents of this file will be used for all messages.
-text string
If mode is string, then this text will be used for all messages.
-fps
Display the current frame rate and CPU load.

Environment

DISPLAY
to get the default host and display number.
XENVIRONMENT
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1), xscreensaver-text(1), xnlock(1)

Author

Dan Heller <argv@danheller.com>, 1985.

Ability to run standalone or with xscreensaver added by Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 13-aug-92.

Info

5.36-3.fc26 (21-Oct-2016) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual