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  1. drop-in replacement for xsetroot

    please, does anyone know of a drop-in replacement of xsetroot that
    does simple gradients too? (is this a FAQ?)

    tia
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  2. Re: drop-in replacement for xsetroot

    giacomo boffi writes:

    > please, does anyone know of a drop-in replacement of xsetroot that
    > does simple gradients too? (is this a FAQ?)


    devised a workaround with netpbm, nevertheless a xsetroot + gradients
    would be real nice

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  3. Re: drop-in replacement for xsetroot

    giacomo boffi writes:

    > giacomo boffi writes:
    >
    >> please, does anyone know of a drop-in replacement of xsetroot that
    >> does simple gradients too? (is this a FAQ?)

    >
    > devised a workaround with netpbm, nevertheless a xsetroot + gradients
    > would be real nice


    The classic way would be using bggen, which generates images with
    gradients to be shown with another program. Something like this:

    bggen white blue black blue white -r 45 | xv -root -quit -

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  4. Re: drop-in replacement for xsetroot

    f95-msv@f.kth.se (Mårten Svantesson) writes:

    > giacomo boffi writes:
    >
    >> giacomo boffi writes:
    >>
    >>> please, does anyone know of a drop-in replacement of xsetroot that
    >>> does simple gradients too? (is this a FAQ?)

    >>
    >> devised a workaround with netpbm, nevertheless a xsetroot + gradients
    >> would be real nice

    >
    > The classic way would be using bggen, which generates images with
    > gradients to be shown with another program. Something like this:
    >
    > bggen white blue black blue white -r 45 | xv -root -quit -


    thank you Mårten,

    uh looks like i forgot bbgen! bggen is very good indeed, but it's
    distributed with xv, xv is no more in debian, i'm lazy and it's no
    more complex than

    % pgmramp -lr $w 10 | pgmtoppm color1-color2 | display -window root -

    or, should you prefer a vertical gradient over a horizontal one,

    % pgmramp -lr 10 $h | pgmtoppm color1-color2 | display -window root -

    also, pnmgamma, pnmflip and ppmshift help you in fine tuning a _very_
    nice gradient

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