|Specify the X display. Xwrits monitors this display for keystrokes and mouse movements, and displays windows on it. You can simultaneously monitor more than one display by giving this option multiple times; for example, xwrits display :0.0 display fun-orgy:0.0.|
|When this option is on, xwrits will open every available screen on each specified display. Useful for multihead displays.|
|Allow typing for time between breaks. Default is 55 minutes.|
|The amount of time a break lasts. Default is 5 minutes. This option can be supplied multiple times; see ESCALATION above.|
|See ESCALATION above.|
|Sets the background GIF image that appears while the screen is locked. By default, this is an image of bars designed to work with the usual lock-picture. If you specify your own lock-picture, however, bars-picture defaults to a black screen. (Say bars-picture="&bars" to keep the bars.) Animations are not acceptable.|
|Xwrits will beep when the break should begin and again when it is over.|
|+breakclock (-breakclock) [bc]|
|A clock will appear in the resting window showing how many minutes remain in the wrist break.|
|Allow typing for time after a break is cancelled. You cancel a break by deleting all xwrits windows with your window manager. This time should probably be less than the regular type time. Default is 10 minutes.|
|Allows you to cheat during a break. You can type num keystrokes before xwrits cancels the break. Default for num is 5. (If youre using +mouse, mouse movements also count as keystrokes.)|
|+clock (-clock) [c]|
|A clock will appear in the warning window showing how many minutes youve put off the wrist break.|
|+finger (-finger) [f]|
|The warning window will be rude to you.|
|The warning window will be rude to you, according to cultures idea of rudeness. Possible values for culture are american (the default), korean (synonyms japanese and russian), german, or the name of any GIF image file.|
|The amount of time between flashes of the warning window. Default is 2 seconds.|
|Synonym for +finger.|
|The warning window will initially appear as an icon.|
|+idle[=idletime] (-idle) [i]|
|If you leave your workstation idle for idletime or longer, xwrits will behave as if you took a break. The default for idletime is the break length (see breaktime above). idle is on by default.|
|Xwrits will lock your screen until your break is over. You can prematurely disable the lock and get a normal warning window by typing your password (see password below). The jump-time argument specifies how fast the screensaver will move; default is 4 seconds. If the keyboard has been grabbed by another application when the lock is attempted, the lock fails and a normal warning window appears instead.|
|Sets the GIF image that appears while the screen is locked. Animations are acceptable. See also bars-picture.|
|No more than num warning windows will appear on your screen simultaneously. Normally, there will be only one warning window, but see +multiply below. Num cannot be less than 1, or more than 137. Default is 25.|
|Sets the minimum break length to time. This option is meaningful when +quota is on (see below); no matter how many short breaks you take, the break length will not be shortened below time. It defaults to half the break time or the quota time, whichever is larger.|
|Xwrits will display its graphics in black and white. This may be useful if you live in a world with a limited colormap.|
|Xwrits will monitor your mouse movements. Every couple seconds, it checks whether the mouse has moved. Movements of more than sensitivity pixels in any direction are treated like key presses. Default for sensitivity is 15 pixels.|
|+multiply[=breed-time] (-multiply) [m]|
|A new warning window will be created every breed-time. Default for breed-time is 2.3 seconds.|
|The warning window will not allow itself to be iconified.|
|Put up the warning window once, or (with count) count times, then exit.|
|The password you type to unlock a locked screen (see +lock above). Xwrits does not protect this password from intruders. Therefore, do not use your login password or any other password you must keep secure. Default is quit.|
|If you leave your workstation idle for more than time, the idle time is deducted from the length of your next break. This option turns the break length into a break quotainstead of resting for breaktime consecutive minutes every typetime, you must rest for a total of breaktime minutes per typetime. Default for time is 1 minute. See also minbreaktime.|
|Sets the image that appears when your break is over to an arbitrary GIF. Animations are acceptable.|
|Sets the image that appears during your break to an arbitrary GIF. Animations are acceptable.|
|Xwrits windows will have text for their title, instead of the default xwrits.|
|The warning window will try to keep itself above all other windows on the desktop. (Note: it can be fooled into staying only partially visible.)|
|Xwrits will print a lot of information about the windows on which it is listening for keystrokes. This is mostly useful for debugging.|
|Prints the version number and some quickie warranty information and exits.|
|Sets the image that appears on the warning window to an arbitrary GIF. Animations are acceptable.|
Here is the way I run xwrits:xwrits typetime=40 finger after 15 clock multiply=5:1.4This looks pretty spectacular:xwrits t=0 b=:2 f fla=:.5 m=:.31 max=100 -iWhee!!
Eddie Kohler, firstname.lastname@example.org
The xwrits home page (for distributions and so forth).
Idea for idle processing code from xautolock(1) by Stefan De Troch and Michel Eyckmans
Xwrits does not use the X resource database at all.
More options might be nice. So might more careful screen locking and password protection. I would like to include rude finger gestures from other cultures (see the GESTURES file in the distribution for gestures I know about so far).
Please send any bugs, comments, or suggestions to me.
Yes the misspelling is intentional.
Yes its my left wrist.
|Version *V||XWRITS (1)||8 Feb 2002|