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NAME

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

DESCRIPTION

       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:

       tooltip
              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.

       seconds
              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.

       refresh
              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.

EXAMPLE

       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
              /home/paul/pics/mypic2.jpg
              image: /home/paul/pics/mypic3.jpg
              http://www.usu.edu/webcam/fullsize.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

FILES

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

AUTHOR

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

SEE ALSO

       wget(8)

                                           Dec 7, 2001                          GKRELLKAM-LIST(5)