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xscreensaver-text(6)	      XScreenSaver manual	  xscreensaver-text(6)

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

SYNOPSIS
       xscreensaver-text [--verbose]  [--columns  N]  [--lines	N]  [--latin1]
       [--date]	[--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.
       The text	is reformatted and wrapped as appropriate.

OPTIONS
       xscreensaver-text accepts the following options:

       --verbose or -v
	       Print diagnostics to stderr.  Multiple -v switches increase the
	       amount of output.

       --columns N or --cols N
	       Where to	wrap lines; default 72 columns.

       --lines N
	       Truncate	 output	 to  at	most this many lines.  Default:	unlim-
	       ited.

       --latin1
	       Convert any UTF-8 characters in	the  input  to	their  closest
	       Latin1 equivalent for output.

       Command	line  options  may  be	used  to  override the settings	in the
       ~/.xscreensaver file:

       --date  Print the host name and current time.

       --text STRING
	       Print out the given text.  It may contain % escape sequences as
	       per strftime(2).

       --file PATH
	       Print  the  contents of the given file, re-formatting it	as per
	       the other options.

       --program CMD
	       Run the given program and print its output, re-formatting it as
	       per the other options.

       --url URL
	       Download	 and  print  the contents of the web page.  If it con-
	       tains HTML, RSS,	or Atom, it will be converted  to  plain-text.
	       This re-downloads the document every time it is run.

ENVIRONMENT
       HTTP_PROXY, HTTPS_PROXY,	http_proxy, or https_proxy
	   to get the default proxy host and port.

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

SEE ALSO
       xscreensaver-settings(1), xscreensaver(1), fortune(1), phosphor(6), ap-
       ple2(6),	starwars(6), fontglide(6), dadadodo(1),	webcollage(6),

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2005-2021 by Jamie	Zawinski.  Permission  to  use,	 copy,
       modify,	distribute,  and  sell this software and its documentation for
       any purpose is hereby granted without  fee,  provided  that  the	 above
       copyright  notice appear	in all copies and that both that copyright no-
       tice and	this permission	notice appear in supporting documentation.  No
       representations are made	about the suitability of this software for any
       purpose.	 It is provided	"as is"	without	express	or implied warranty.

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

X Version 11		      6.02 (11-Oct-2021)	  xscreensaver-text(6)

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