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       xscreensaver-getimage-file - put a randomly-selected image on the root window


       xscreensaver-getimage-file  [-display  host:display.screen]  [--verbose]  [--name]  [--no-
       cache] directory-or-URL


       The xscreensaver-getimage-file program is a helper program for the xscreensaver hacks that
       manipulate  images.   Specifically,  it  is invoked by xscreensaver-getimage(1) as needed.
       This is not a user-level command.

       This program selects a random image from disk, and loads it on the root window.   It  does
       this  by  figuring  out  which  image-loading  programs  are  installed on the system, and
       invoking the first one it finds.


       xscreensaver-getimage-file accepts the following options:

           Print diagnostics.

           Don't load an image: instead just print the file name to stdout.

           If a directory is specified, it will be searched recursively for images.   Any  images
           found  will  eligible  for display.  For efficiency, the contents of the directory are
           cached for a few hours before it is re-scanned.

           If a URL is specified, it should be the URL of an RSS or Atom feed containing  images.
           The  first  time it is accessed, all of the images in the feed will be downloaded to a
           local cache directory.  If a few hours have elapsed since last time, the URL  will  be
           polled again, and any new images will be cached, any images no longer in the feed will
           be expired.

           Update the cache immediately, even if it is not  time  yet.   This  will  re-scan  the
           directory, or re-poll the RSS feed.


       X(1),  xscreensaver(1),  xscreensaver-demo(1),  xscreensaver-getimage(1),  xv(1),  xli(1),
       xloadimage(1), chbg(1)


       Copyright © 2001-2012 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 <>, 14-Apr-01