noseguy - a little guy with a big nose wanders around being witty
noseguy [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-text-
foreground color] [-text-background color] [-font font] [-window] [-root] [-install]
[-visual visual] [-mode mode] [-program program] [-filename le] [-text text]
A little man with a big nose and a hat runs around spewing out messages to the screen.
This code (and its bitmaps) were extracted from the xnlock program.
noseguy accepts the following options:
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
Install a private colormap for the window.
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the
id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.
The font used for the messages.
-mode [ program | file | string ]
In program mode, the messages are gotten by running a program. The program used
is controlled by the -program option, and the .program resource.
In filename mode, the message used is the contents of a file. The file used is
controlled by the -file option, and the .filename resource.
In string mode, the message is whatever was specified on the command line as the
-text option, or in the resource database as the .text resource.
If mode is program (the default), then this program will be run periodically, and
its output will be the text of the messages. The default program is "fortune -s",
but yow is also a good choice.
If mode is file, then the contents of this file will be used for all messages.
If mode is string, then this text will be used for all messages.
DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in
the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
X(1), xscreensaver(1), xnlock(1)
Copyright 1985, 1990 by Dan Heller <email@example.com>.
Dan Heller <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 1985.
Ability to run standalone or with xscreensaver added by Jamie Zawinski <email@example.com>,
X Version 11 13-aug-92 XScreenSaver(1)