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Run screensavers from the Terminal

Contributed by: clasqm
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

Ever wanted to feast your eyes on your favourite screensaver, but
going to preferences | Screensaver is too much trouble?

Any screensaver can be run from the terminal with the command

screen_blanker “full_path_to_screensaver”

Running just screen_blanker by itself runs the currently selected screensaver.

From here it is quite easy to write a few 2-line scripts that each run a different saver. run’em through xicon, give some fancy icons and hey presto! Instant access to your favourite eye candy.

Posted in Terminal


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