Man Linux: Main Page and Category List


       bsetroot - blackbox utility to change root window appearance


       bsetroot -help
       bsetroot [ -display display ] -solid color
       bsetroot [ -display display ] -mod x y -fg color -bg color
       bsetroot [ -display display ] -gradient texture -from color -to color


       Bsetroot  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 colors.

       Bsetroot resembles xsetroot(1) in this functionality  but  it  supports
       multiple  screen  displays,  and  gradient  textures  the  same  way as
       Blackbox does.  It doesn’t handle cursors etc.  Bsetroot is part of the
       Blackbox package.


       Bsetroot  operates  in  three  ways, you must choose one of the first 3

       -solid color
              Sets the root window to specified color.

       -mod x y
              Creates a modula pattern. You must specify -bg and -fg colors.

       -gradient texturestring
              Renders the specified texture string to the  root  window.   For
              possible texture strings, please refer to blackbox(1).  You must
              also specify both a -from and a -to color.

       -display display
              Tells Bsetroot to connect to the specified display.

       -bg, -background color
              Background color.  Needed for -mod patterns.

       -fg, -foreground color
              Foreground color.  Needed for -mod patterns.

       -from color
              Start  color  for  rendering  textures.   Needed  for  -gradient
              operation mode.

       -to color
              Ending  color  for  rendering  textures.   Needed  for -gradient
              operation mode.

       -help  Prints version info and short help text.


       Bsetroot was written and maintained by Brad Hughes  (
       and Jeff Raven (