xosd *xosd_create (int number_lines);
xosd_init creates a new xosd window that can be used to display textual or numerical data on a X11 display in a unmanaged, shaped window that appears to be transparent. It provides a similar effect to the on-screen display of many televisions and video recorders.
number_lines The maximum number of lines of text that the window can display. This value cannot be changed.
On success a pointer to a new xosd object is returned, otherwise NULL is returned.
DISPLAY The environment variable that determines which X11 display the XOSD window appears.
char *xosd_error A string to a text string describing the error.
The xosd_create function first appeared in version 2.0 of the XOSD library, replacing the now depricated xosd_init function.
The XOSD library was originally written by Andr� Renaud, and is currenly maintained by Tim Wright. This document was written by Michael JasonSmith.
There are no known bugs with xosd_create. Bug reports can be sent to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
xosd_destroy(3xosd), xosd_show(3xosd), xosd_set_pos(3xosd), xosd_set_align(3xosd), xosd_set_shadow_offset(3xosd), xosd_set_offset(3xosd), xosd_set_timeout(3xosd), xosd_set_colour(3xosd), xosd_set_font(3xosd), xosd_show(3xosd), xosd_scroll(3xosd),