Manual page for XCOLORIZE(1)
xcolorize - start X client with pleasant background color
[command [args ...]]
program is used to give an X client program
a pleasant randomly generated background color.
It inserts the appropriate
options in the client command line.
Prints a help message.
Generates a dark color background and white foreground instead of the
default pastel color background and black foreground.
Generates only a random color specification instead of complete
foreground and background color options.
Reverses the generated foreground and background colors.
Generates the old #RRGGBB syntax instead of the newer rgb:RR/GG/BB syntax.
Useful for pre-X11R5 clients which don't understand the new syntax.
Same as -old, but prefixes the # character with a backslash
to prevent it from being treated as a shell comment character. This is
sometimes useful when the X client being colorized is implemented as a
Generates XView/SunView decimal RGB syntax. Useful when
colorizing SunView and some XView clients which don't
understand X color syntax.
- command [args ...]
The generated color options are inserted
between the command and the first argument supplied (if any). If no
command is given, the generated color options are written to stdout.
Below is an example
file which uses
to make the screen more attractive:
xrdb -load $HOME/.Xresources
xcolorize -dark xterm -C -title Console -geometry 80x24+0+0 &
xsetroot -solid `xcolorize -dark -only`
xcolorize xclock -geometry 50x50-0+0 -bw 0 &
xcolorize -dark xload -geometry 50x50-50+0 -bw 0 &
xcolorize xterm -geometry 80x24+0-0 &
David DiGiacomo, email@example.com
The random color generation algorithm is not very good.
There should be a way to generate both foreground and background colors
If you colorize too many applications you'll fill up your colormap.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97