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       gkrellkam-list - format of the list description files used by GKrellKam


       GKrellKam lists describe a series of image sources, used in order or at
       random by the GKrellKam plugin. Online lists (downloadable by GKrellKam
       with HTTP) use this same syntax.

       Blank  lines  and  comments (beginning with '#') in GKrellKam lists are
       ignored. Every line of text that does not begin with a tab character is
       considered an image source.

       An image source can be one of several types:

       image  Sources of type image consist of a complete local filename to an
              image file.

       url    Type url is just that; a ftp:// or http:// URL  pointing  at  an
              online image file.

       script Type  script  is  a  system  command,  executed  in  a  shell by
              GKrellKam when it's time to get this image. The  output  of  the
              command  is  assumed  to be a complete filename of a local image
              file,  optionally  terminated  with   newlines/whitespace.   The
              corresponding image is loaded.

       list   Type  list  causes  a different GKrellKam list to be included in
              the current one.

       Each image source line should look like this:

              type: name

       The "type: " part of the line can be omitted for images  and  URLs,  to
       make  these  list  files  backwards compatible with earlier versions of
       GKrellKam, but it is suggested that you specify them. It  will  enhance
       the readability of the list file.

       There  are also properties that can be applied to types image, url, and
       script. Properties must follow the image source line that they  modify,
       and must begin with a tab character. These include:

              This  sets  the  message  shown  when the mouse is kept over the
              image panel in GKrellKam for a few  seconds.  If  not  set,  the
              image's filename or URL is shown instead.

              This  changes  the  number  of seconds that an image will remain
              displayed.  If not set, the "Default number of seconds" set  for
              that panel in the GKrellM configuration window will be used.

              If  set,  this  sets the minimum length of time that must elapse
              before the image is re-loaded. If the  image  cycles  up  before
              that  time,  the  old image will be used. For script types, this
              means that the script will not be re-run.  For  url  types,  the
              image  will not be fetched using wget. When this property is not
              set,  url  images  will  be  downloaded  every  time  they   are
              displayed, and scripts will be run every time.


       This is a simple example of a GKrellKam list. For a better example, see
       example.list from this distribution.

              # .krellkam.list
              # This list rotates through ~/pics/mypic[1-4].jpg along with a
              # webcam, and then displays the pictures in ~/lists/sub.list

              image: /home/paul/pics/mypic1.jpg
              image: /home/paul/pics/mypic3.jpg
              [tab] tooltip: This is the building where I work

              image: /home/paul/pics/mypic4.jpg
              [tab] seconds: 4
              [tab] tooltip: Don't display this one very long

              list: /home/paul/lists/sub.list


       $HOME/.krellkam.list - The default source for the first GKrellKam panel
       example.list - A sample GKrellKam list


       GKrellKam was written by paul  cannon  <>.   This
       manual  page  was  written  by  the  same  author  for inclusion in the
       GKrellKam distribution, and may be used by others.



                                  Dec 7, 2001                GKRELLKAM-LIST(5)