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Emergency Alien Invasion Warning

Terminal - Emergency Alien Invasion Warning
while true; do xset dpms force off; sleep 0.3; xset dpms force on; xset s reset; sleep 0.3; done
2011-09-07 21:55:41
User: Escher
Functions: sleep
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Emergency Alien Invasion Warning

When aliens invade Earth, be first to warn your neighbours by placing your computer screen at a window and executing this potentially Earth-saving command.

Ctrl C when aliens are defeated.

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no neg from me, but it would be nice for the OP to leave a comment when posting a funny one-liner.

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xset dpms force on|off

is to turn on and off energy-star features

xset s reset

does something with the screen saver

sleep 0.3

might not work in some systems that do not accept anything except whole seconds.

Comment by unixmonkey365 194 weeks and 1 day ago

yeah the 0.3 secs gets rounded to 1 sec on some systems.

although meant for amusement, it does show a simple way to switch the display on/off

combine with a system beep (CTRL-G) for extra annoyance ;-)

Comment by Escher 193 weeks and 6 days ago

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