Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: xrefresh 1.0.6
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xrefresh - refresh all or part of an X screen
is a simple X program that causes all or part of your screen to be repainted.
This is useful when system messages have messed up your screen.
maps a window on top of the desired area of the screen and then immediately
causing refresh events to be sent to all applications. By default,
a window with no background is used, causing all applications to repaint
However, the various options can be used to indicate that a solid background
(of any color) or the root window background should be used instead.
Use a white background. The screen just appears to flash quickly, and then
Use a black background (in effect, turning off all of the electron guns to
the tube). This can be somewhat disorienting as everything goes black for
- -solid color
Use a solid background of the specified color. Try green.
Use the root window background.
This is the default. All of the windows simply repaint.
- -geometry WxH+X+Y
Specifies the portion of the screen to be repainted; see X(7).
- -display display
This argument allows you to specify the server and screen to
refresh; see X(7).
This argument prints the program version and exits.
program uses the routine
to read defaults, so its resource names are all capitalized.
- Black, White, Solid, None, Root
Determines what sort of window background to use.
Determines the area to refresh. Not very useful.
- DISPLAY - To get default host and display number.
It should have just one default type for the background.
Jim Gettys, Digital Equipment Corp., MIT Project Athena