Section: XScreenSaver manual (6x)
Updated: 6.00-1.fc34 (02-Apr-2021)
xscreensaver-getimage-file - select a random image file for use by screen savers
program is a helper program
for the xscreensaver hacks that manipulate images. It is invoked by
It prints the name of a randomly-selected image file. The directory
is searched recursively. Non-image files and images smaller than 500x500
The directory may also be the URL of an RSS/Atom feed. Enclosed
images will be downloaded and cached locally.
The contents of the directory are cached, for performance. The cache
is re-generated if 3 hours have passed.
accepts the following options:
Ignore the cache when searching for images. This may be slow.
Discard all caches immediately. They will be re-generated as needed.
If a pathname it is the directory tree whose images should be used.
If a URL is specified, it should be the URL of an RSS or Atom feed
containing images. The first time it is accessed, all of the images
in the feed will be downloaded to a local cache directory. The URL
will be polled again when the cache times out. Any new images will
be downloaded and cached, and any images no longer in the feed will
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