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XDG-SCREENSAVER

Section: xdg-screensaver Manual (1)

Updated: 02/20/2015

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NAME

xdg-screensaver - command line tool for controlling the screensaver

SYNOPSIS

:xdg-screensaver suspend WindowID

:xdg-screensaver resume WindowID

:xdg-screensaver {activate | lock | reset | status}

:xdg-screensaver {--help | --manual | --version}

DESCRIPTION

xdg-screensaver provides commands to control the screensaver.

xdg-screensaver is for use inside a desktop session only. It is not recommended to use xdg-screensaver as root.

COMMANDS

suspend WindowID

:Suspends the screensaver and monitor power management. WindowID must be the X Window ID of an existing window of the calling application. The window must remain in existence for the duration of the suspension.

WindowID can be represented as either a decimal number or as a hexadecimal number consisting of the prefix 0x followed by one or more hexadecimal digits.

The screensaver can be suspended in relation to multiple windows at the same time. In that case screensaver operation is only restored once the screensaver has been resumed in relation to each of the windows

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resume WindowID

Resume the screensaver and monitor power management after being suspended. WindowID must be the same X Window ID that was passed to a previous call of xdg-screensaver suspend

activate

Turns the screensaver on immediately. This may result in the screen getting locked, depending on existing system policies.

lock

Lock the screen immediately.

reset

Turns the screensaver off immediately. If the screen was locked the user may be asked to authenticate first.

status

Prints enabled to stdout if the screensaver is enabled to turn on after a period of inactivity and prints disabled if the screensaver is not enabled.

OPTIONS

--help

Show command synopsis.

--manual

Show this manual page.

--version

Show the xdg-utils version information.

EXIT CODES

An exit code of 0 indicates success while a non-zero exit code indicates failure. The following failure codes can be returned:

1

Error in command line syntax.

3

A required tool could not be found.

4

The action failed.

EXAMPLES

Causes the screensaver to be disabled till xdg-screensaver resume 0x1c00007 is called. 0x1c00007 must be the X Window ID of an existing window.

AUTHOR

Bryce Harrington

Author.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006


Index

NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

COMMANDS

OPTIONS

EXIT CODES

EXAMPLES

AUTHOR

COPYRIGHT


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