Displays a given file anywhere on your X11 root window
Displays a given file anywhere on your X11 root window, i.e. it is kind of
tail -f for multiple files using your desktop background as output window.
In my opinion, this program is a pile of crap which gets crappier with
every patch, but it is also sooo useful ;*)
This program has gone through many hands (and is maybe the
most-forked-program ever), the current self-appointed maintainer, who
never wanted to publish his version is:
root-tail - print text directly to X11 root window
root-tail [-g|--geometry GEOMETRY] [-fn|--font FONTSPEC]
[--color color] [--reload SEC COMMAND] [--shade] [--outline]
[--minspace] [--noflicker] [-f|--fork] [--reverse] [--whole]
[--partial] [--update] [--cont STRING] [
1.2 Fri Jul 30 21:31:42 CEST 2004
- replaced default font by "*" to "ensure" some font is found.
- accept hexadecimal window ids, as does everybody else(?).
- made it compile with ansi-89-based compilers again.
- add hack to support nautilus (not very stable, nautilus should
either use extended window manager hints or __SWM_VROOT, as everybody
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