shut of the screen ( Fool proof )

switchMonitor () { LF=/tmp/screen-lock; if [ -f $LF ]; then rm $LF; else touch $LF; sleep .5; while [ -f $LF ]; do xset dpms force off; sleep 2; done; fi };
Use the command to create a script and bind it to a key using keyboard shortcut. eg: Script locks the screen in a loop until the command is executed again.At first it

By: totti
2011-08-26 17:55:44

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Out of curiosity, why a sleep 2 after all the commands that actually do anything?
TheMightyBuzzard · 565 weeks and 6 days ago
@TheMightyBuzzard: It's because sometimes the command loads and executes so quickly that the key-release after hitting the enter key will signal X that the keyboard is in use, causing the screen to turn back on.
h3xx · 565 weeks and 4 days ago
@TheMightyBuzzard: Actually, I didn't read the command before replying. The "sleep 2" is so that the while loop doesn't take up 100% of the CPU time.
h3xx · 565 weeks and 4 days ago

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