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XScreenSaver(1)		    General Commands Manual	       XScreenSaver(1)

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

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

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       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 spec-
	       ified, re-wrap the output.

       --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!

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

BUGS
       The RSS and Atom	output is always ISO-8859-1, regardless	of locale.

       URLs should be cached, use "If-Modified-Since", and obey	"Expires".

SEE ALSO
       xscreensaver-demo(1), xscreensaver(1), fortune(1), phosphor(MANSUFFIX),
       apple2(MANSUFFIX),      starwars(MANSUFFIX),	 fontglide(MANSUFFIX),
       dadadodo(1), webcollage(MANSUFFIX),
       http://www.livejournal.com/stats/latest-rss.bml,
       http://twitter.com/statuses/public_timeline.atom,
       driftnet(1), EtherPEG, EtherPeek

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2005 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify,
       distribute,  and	 sell this software and	its documentation for any pur-
       pose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the  above  copyright
       notice  appear  in  all	copies and that	both that copyright notice and
       this permission notice appear in	supporting documentation.   No	repre-
       sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur-
       pose.  It is provided "as is" without express or	implied	warranty.

AUTHOR
       Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 20-Mar-2005.

X Version 11		      20-Mar-2005 (4.21)	       XScreenSaver(1)

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