|XIDLE(1)||General Commands Manual||XIDLE(1)|
xidle — run a
program on X inactivity
xidle uses the
XScreenSaver(3) extension to
receive inactivity events when a timeout is specified, running a specific
program after the elapsed time.
xidle will also run
the program if it is sent a
SIGUSR1 signal, or if
the pointer sits in a corner of the screen for an amount of time. Signal and
corner locking are always enabled, whether
is specified or not.
The options are as follows:
-programis not specified, the default is xlock(1).
-timeoutis not specified,
xidlewon't run any program on inactivity.
A few sets of application specific resources are supported and their values can be overriden by the command line options:
xidle program resource class is
Run xlock(1) using the flying bats mode if no activity is detected in 300 seconds or the pointer sits in the southwest corner for more than 5 seconds:
$ xidle -delay 5 -sw -program "/usr/X11R6/bin/xlock -mode bat" \ -timeout 300
xidle program was written by
as an xautolock replacement.
The maximum number of arguments for
-program, including the executable file, is
currently set to 9.
|June 20, 2005||OpenBSD-current|