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


       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

       --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-text.

               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 warranty.


       Jamie Zawinski <>, 20-Mar-2005.