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xiccd - X color management daemon

XICCD(8) System Administration Utilities XICCD(8)


xiccd - X color management daemon


xiccd [OPTION...]


xiccd is a simple bridge between colord and X. It performs the following tasks:

* Enumerating displays and registering them in colord;
* Creating default ICC profiles based on EDID data;
* Applying ICC profiles provided by colord;
* Maintaining the user's private ICC storage directory.
It does not depend on any particular desktop environment nor toolkit and it should not be used in desktop environments that support color management natively, like GNOME and KDE do.
xiccd is usually automatically invoked by your desktop environment via /etc/xdg/autostart and there should not be any need to invoke this binary manually.

Help Options:

-h, --help
Show help options

Application Options:

-V, --version
Show version
-d DISPLAY, --display DISPLAY
X server to contact
-e, --edid
Generate profiles by monitor EDID


xiccd was primarily written by Alexey Galakhov <>. This manual page was written by Faidon Liambotis <> for the Debian project.
March 2016 xiccd