gnome-screensaver-command(1) gnome-screensaver-command(1)

NAME gnome-screensaver-command - controls GNOME screensaver

SYNOPSIS gnome-screensaver-command [OPTION...]

DESCRIPTION gnome-screensaver-command is a tool for controlling an already running instance of gnome-screensaver.

OPTIONS --exit Causes the screensaver to exit gracefully

-q, --query Query the state of the screensaver

-t, --time Query the length of time the screensaver has been active

-l, --lock Tells the running screensaver process to lock the screen immedi- ately

-c, --cycle If the screensaver is active then switch to another graphics demo

-a, --activate Turn the screensaver on (blank the screen)

-d, --deactivate If the screensaver is active then deactivate it (un-blank the screen)

-p, --poke Poke the running screensaver to simulate user activity

-i, --inhibit Inhibit the screensaver from activating. Command blocks while inhibit is active.

-n, --application-name The calling application that is inhibiting the screensaver

-r, --reason The reason for inhibiting the screensaver

-V, --version Version of this application

AUTHORS gnome-screensaver-command is written by William Jon McCann <>.

This manual page was written by Sven Arvidsson <>.

SEE ALSO gnome-screensaver(1)

GNOME 2007-09-27 gnome-screensaver-command(1)