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       pqiv - quick image viewer


       pqiv [options] <file(s) or folder(s)>


       pqiv is a simple image viewer inspired by qiv.


       -a, --keyboard-alias=nf
              Define  n  as a keyboard alias for f. For example, `-a af' will give you fullscreen
              with the `a' key. Multiple aliases can be set by concatenating them to the option's
              value:  `-a  afwa'  will  make  `a'  toggle fullscreen and `w' create a link to the
              current image.

       -c, --transparent-background
              Borderless transparent window. Click on the window  to  show  the  window  borders,
              click again to hide them.  This will only work in compositing window managers.

       -d, --slideshow-interval=n
              Set the interval for the slideshow mode

       -f, --fullscreen
              Start in fullscreen mode

       -F, --fade
              Fade between images

              Set how long pqiv should fade between images. Defaults to 0.5 seconds.

       -i, --hide-info-box
              Initially hide the info box

       -l, --lazy-load
              Create the image list in a background thread and display the main window as soon as
              one image has been found. New images  will  be  added  as  they  are  found.   When
              combining  this  with  the --sort or --shuffle options, keep in mind that the first
              image found will be displayed, though it might end up not being the  first  one  in
              the  final file list. As with the --watch-directories option, the info box does not
              automatically update when new images are added.

       -n, --sort
              Sort files in natural order

       -P, --window-position=POSITION
              Set initial window position. Use `x,y' to  position  the  window  at  the  specific
              coordinates, or `off' to not position the window at all. The default behavior is to
              center the window.

       -R, --reverse-cursor-keys
              Reverse the meaning of the cursor keys

       -s, --slideshow
              Initially activate slideshow mode

       -t, --scale-images-up
              Scale images up to fill the whole screen

       -T, --window-title=TITLE
              Set the title of the window. You have some variables available:

                     The base file name of the current file (e.g. `image.png')

                     The file name of the current file (e.g. `/home/user/image.png')

              $WIDTH The width of the current image in pixels

                     The height of the current image in pixels

              $ZOOM  The current zoom level

                     The index of the current image

                     The total numer of images

              The     default     is      `pqiv:      $FILENAME      ($WIDTHx$HEIGHT)      $ZOOM%

       -z, --zoom-level=FLOAT
              Set initial zoom level as a floating point number (1.0 is 100%)

       -1, --command-1=COMMAND
              Bind  the external COMMAND to key 1. Likewise, you can use -2 to -9 for those keys.
              Extended usage:

              Show command output in a window
                     Prefix the command with `>' to display it's output in an overlay window.

              Pipe the image through a filter
                     Prefix the command with `|' to write the image to the program's stdin and  read  an
                     image  from  its  stdout.   The  output  is not cached, so reloading the image will
                     revert to the old state.

              Disable scaling of images

              Try to avoid memory hungry operations: Do not preload the next image, do not keep a
              scaled image in memory for faster redraw operations, etc.

              Shuffle files

              Watch  directories  (given on the command line) for new images and add them as they
              appear. Note that the yellow info box does not update automatically, but only  when
              the  window  needs  to  be  redrawn  anyway.  This  option  uses GIO's GFileMonitor
              internally. Depending on which system you use, GIO might internally poll  regularly
              for changes, i.e. create some load. (In Linux, inotify is used.)

       You can use the file ~/.pqivrc to make any of these default. The file's syntax is (mostly)
       those of desktop-files. Create a section options and use the long option names for the key
       names. For example,


       would  be  a  valid configuration file. If you set any boolean option in the configuration
       file, its meaning on the command line will be inverted. So with the above example file, -f
       would make pqiv start in window mode.  The old syntax from pqiv <= 1.0, where the file was
       prepended to the argument vector, is still supported as well. So you can also  just  store
       -f -n 5 in the file to achieve the same effect.

       Please note that while the use of flags in the configuration file inverts their meaning on
       the command line, the same does not apply to double use of flags. In old versions of pqiv,
       -ff would do nothing. This is no longer the case, it will now fullscreen the application.

       pqiv  will  display  all  files  you  specified  on  the command line. Directories will be
       searched recursively for files supported by gtk+ (for example: bmp, gif, jpeg, png,  wbmp,
       xpm, svg). The special file - will cause pqiv to read a file from stdin.


       In  pqiv, you can use both mouse and keyboard to navigate through the images. Execute pqiv
       -h to get more information on the key bindings.


       Phillip Berndt (mail at pberndt dot com)

                                         04 November 2013                                 pqiv(1)