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 file] [-text text] [-fps]
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
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
The font used for the messages.
This program will be run periodically, and its output will be
the text of the messages. Default:
xscreensaver-text --cols 40 | head -n15
You can configure the text printed through the "Advanced" tab
of xscreensaver-demo(1), or by editing your ~/.xscreensaver
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
-fps Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
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), xscreensaver-text(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