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       xnlock - amusing lock screen program with message for passers-by


       xnlock [ options ] [ message ]


       xnlock  is  a  program  that  acts  as  a screen saver for workstations
       running X11.  It also "locks" the screen such that the workstation  can
       be  left  unattended without worry that someone else will walk up to it
       and mess everything up.  When xnlock is running, a little  man  with  a
       big  nose and a hat runs around spewing out messages to the screen.  By
       default, the messages are "humorous", but that depends on your sense of

       If a key or mouse button is pressed, a prompt is printed requesting the
       user's password.  If a RETURN is  not  typed  within  30  seconds,  the
       little man resumes running around.

       Text on the command line is used as the message.  For example:
            % xnlock I´m out to lunch for a couple of hours.
       Note the need to quote shell metacharacters.

       In the absence of flags or text, xnlock displays random fortunes.


       Command   line  options  override  all  resource  specifications.   All
       arguments that are not associated with a command line option  is  taken
       to  be  message  text  that  the  little man will "say" every once in a
       while.  The resource xnlock.text may be set to a string.

       -fn fontname
              The default font is the first 18 point font in the  new  century
              schoolbook  family.   While  larger  fonts are recokmmended over
              smaller ones, any font in the server's font list will work.  The
              resource to use for this option is xnlock.font.

       -filename  filename
              Take  the  message  to  be displayed from the file filename.  If
              filename is not  specified,  $HOME/.msgfile  is  used.   If  the
              contents of the file are changed during runtime, the most recent
              text of the file is used (allowing the displayed message  to  be
              altered   remotely).   Carriage  returns  within  the  text  are
              allowed, but tabs or other control characters are not translated
              and  should not be used.  The resource available for this option
              is xnlock.file.

       -ar    Accept root's password to unlock screen.  This option is true by
              default.  The reason for this is so that someone's screen may be
              unlocked by autorized users in case of emergency and the  person
              running  the  program  is  still  out  to  lunch.   The resource
              available for specifying this option is xnlock.acceptRootPasswd.

       -noar  Don't accept root's password.  This option is for paranoids  who
              fear  their peers might breakin using root's password and remove
              their files anyway.  Specifying this option on the command  line
              overrides the xnlock.acceptRootPasswd if set to True.

       -ip    Ignore  password prompt.  The resource available for this option
              is xnlock.ignorePasswd.

       -noip  Don't ignore password prompt.  This is  available  in  order  to
              override the resource ignorePasswd if set to True.

       -fg color
              Specifies the foreground color.  The resource available for this
              is xnlock.foreground.

       -bg color
              Specifies the background color.  The resource available for this
              is xnlock.background.

       -rv    Reverse  the foreground and background colors.  The resource for
              this is xvnlock.reverseVideo.

       -norv  Don't use reverse video.  This  is  available  to  override  the
              reverseVideo resource if set to True.

       -prog program
              Receive  message text from the running program program. If there
              are arguments to program, encase  them  with  the  name  of  the
              program  in  quotes (e.g. xnlock -t "fortune -o").  The resource
              for this is xnlock.program.


       xnlock.font:               fontname
       xnlock.foreground:         color
       xnlock.background:         color
       xnlock.reverseVideo:       True/False
       xnlock.text:               Some random text string
       xnlock.program:            program [args]
       xnlock.ignorePasswd:       True/False
       xnlock.acceptRootPasswd:   True/False


       xnlock               executable file
       ~/.msgfile                 default message file


       Dan Heller <>  Copyright (c) 1985, 1990.
       The original version of this program was written using  pixrects  on  a
       Sun 2 running SunOS 1.1.

                                 19 April 1990                       XNLOCK(1)