fbsetroot - a simple background utility used by the fluxbox(1) window manager,
originally written for and by the original blackbox(1) window manager.
] -solid color
] -mod x y
] -gradient texture
is a utility that can control the appearance of the root
window in three ways: Either give it a solid color, or write a two color
modula pattern to it, or render a gradient texture, based on two different
fbsetroot resembles xsetroot(1)
in this functionality but it supports
multiple-screen displays, and gradient textures the same way as blackbox or
fluxbox does. It doesn’t handle cursors etc. fbsetroot was originally
part of the Blackbox package and was carried over with the code that became
Fluxbox. It was called bsetroot back in those days.
If any errors are encountered, fbsetroot will use either gxmessage(1)
to inform the user of errors.
fbsetroot operates in three ways, you must choose one of the first 3 options:
Sets the root window to specified color.
-mod x y
Creates a modula pattern. You must specify
-bg and -fg colors.
Renders the specified texture string to the
may be one of:
Horizontal / Vertical / Diagonal / Crossdiagonal / Pipecross / Elliptic /
Rectangle / Pyramid
Select one of these texture types, they only apply when -gradient
specified. You must also specify both a -from
and a -to
Tells fbsetroot to connect to the specified
-bg, -background color
Background color. Needed for -mod
-fg, -foreground color
Foreground color. Needed for -mod
Start color for rendering textures. Needed for
Ending color for rendering textures. Needed
for -gradient patterns.
Prints version info and short help text.
This manpage was modified by Curt "Asenchi" Micol <asenchi at
asenchi.com> for the Fluxbox window manager.
Further updates for fluxbox-1.1.2 and conversion to asciidoc format by Jim
Ramsay <i.am at jimramsay.com>
fluxbox(1) fbsetbg(1) xsetroot(1) xmessage(1) gxmessage(1)