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XREFRESH(1)		    General Commands Manual		   XREFRESH(1)

NAME
       xrefresh	- refresh all or part of an X screen

SYNOPSIS
       xrefresh	[-option ...]

DESCRIPTION
       Xrefresh	 is  a simple X	program	that causes all	or part	of your	screen
       to be repainted.	 This is useful	when system messages  have  messed  up
       your  screen.  Xrefresh maps a window on	top of the desired area	of the
       screen and then immediately unmaps it, causing  refresh	events	to  be
       sent  to	 all applications.  By default,	a window with no background is
       used, causing all applications to repaint ``smoothly.''	 However,  the
       various options can be used to indicate that a solid background (of any
       color) or the root window background should be used instead.

ARGUMENTS
       -white	 Use a white background.  The screen  just  appears  to	 flash
		 quickly, and then repaint.

       -black	 Use  a	 black	background  (in	effect,	turning	off all	of the
		 electron guns to the tube).  This can be somewhat  disorient-
		 ing as	everything goes	black for a moment.

       -solid color
		 Use a solid background	of the specified color.	 Try green.

       -root	 Use the root window background.

       -none	 This is the default.  All of the windows simply repaint.

       -geometry WxH+X+Y
		 Specifies  the	 portion  of  the  screen to be	repainted; see
		 X(7).

       -display	display
		 This  argument	 allows	  you	to   specify  the  server  and
		 screen	to refresh; see	X(7).

X DEFAULTS
       The  xrefresh program uses the routine XGetDefault(3) to	read defaults,
       so its resource names are all capitalized.

       Black, White, Solid, None, Root
	       Determines what sort of window background to use.

       Geometry
	       Determines the area to refresh.	Not very useful.

ENVIRONMENT
       DISPLAY - To get	default	host and display number.

SEE ALSO
       X(7)

BUGS
       It should have just one default type for	the background.

AUTHORS
       Jim Gettys, Digital Equipment Corp., MIT	Project	Athena

X Version 11			xrefresh 1.0.5			   XREFRESH(1)

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