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


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


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.


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 specified, re-wrap the

--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!


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

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