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


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


       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.


       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
               specified, 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-

               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!


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


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

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


       xscreensaver-demo(1),   xscreensaver(1),    fortune(1),    phosphor(1),
       apple2(1), starwars(1), fontglide(1), dadadodo(1), webcollage(1),,,
       driftnet(1), EtherPEG, EtherPeek


       Copyright  ©  2005 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
       notice  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


       Jamie Zawinski <>, 20-Mar-2005.