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NAME

       xdg-screensaver - command line tool for controlling the screensaver


SYNOPSIS

       xdg-screensaver suspend WindowID

       xdg-screensaver resume WindowID

       xdg-screensaver {activate | lock | reset | status}

       xdg-screensaver {--help | --manual | --version}


DESCRIPTION

       xdg-screensaver provides commands to control the screensaver.

       xdg-screensaver is for use inside a desktop session only. It is not
       recommended to use xdg-screensaver as root.


COMMANDS

       suspend WindowID
           Suspends the screensaver and monitor power management.  WindowID
           must be the X Window ID of an existing window of the calling
           application. The window must remain in existence for the duration
           of the suspension.

           WindowID can be represented as either a decimal number or as a
           hexadecimal number consisting of the prefix 0x followed by one or
           more hexadecimal digits.

           The screensaver can be suspended in relation to multiple windows at
           the same time. In that case screensaver operation is only restored
           once the screensaver has been resumed in relation to each of the
           windows

       resume WindowID
           Resume the screensaver and monitor power management after being
           suspended.  WindowID must be the same X Window ID that was passed
           to a previous call of xdg-screensaver suspend

       activate
           Turns the screensaver on immediately. This may result in the screen
           getting locked, depending on existing system policies.

       lock
           Lock the screen immediately.

       reset
           Turns the screensaver off immediately. If the screen was locked the
           user may be asked to authenticate first.

       status
           Prints enabled to stdout if the screensaver is enabled to turn on
           after a period of inactivity and prints disabled if the screensaver
           is not enabled.


OPTIONS

       --help
           Show command synopsis.

       --manual
           Show this manual page.

       --version
           Show the xdg-utils version information.


EXIT CODES

       An exit code of 0 indicates success while a non-zero exit code
       indicates failure. The following failure codes can be returned:

       1
           Error in command line syntax.

       3
           A required tool could not be found.

       4
           The action failed.


EXAMPLES

           xdg-screensaver suspend 0x1c00007

       Causes the screensaver to be disabled till xdg-screensaver resume
       0x1c00007 is called.  0x1c00007 must be the X Window ID of an existing
       window.


AUTHOR

       Bryce Harrington
           Author.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2006



xdg-utils 1.0                     05/10/2018                xdg-screensaver(1)

xdg-utils 1.1.3 - Generated Thu May 10 14:21:42 CDT 2018
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