how does one pass options to /usr/bin/xflock4

Globe Trotter itsme_410 at
Sat Dec 6 19:50:07 CET 2008

--- On Sat, 12/6/08, Jeremy C. Reed <reed at> wrote:

> From: Jeremy C. Reed <reed at>
> Subject: Re: how does one pass options to /usr/bin/xflock4
> To: "XFCE general discussion list" <xfce at>
> Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008, 12:21 PM
> On Sat, 6 Dec 2008, Globe Trotter wrote:
> > How does one pass options to this file? I would like
> to set my mode to 
> > blank for xlock.
> It is a shell script.
> Manually edit it and test.
> (I edited it to support "slock".)

OK, so I manually have to edit the one in /usr/bin/xflock4 or should I put an edited version in my local bin?

What is slock?

Many thanks,

> By the way, it would be nice if there was a plugin for xfce
> that kept 
> track of recent mouse movement and key presses and could
> run a program to 
> lock or turn off display.
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