xearth-1.1: description + notes

xearth sets the X root window to an image of the Earth, as seen from your favorite vantage point in space, correctly shaded for the current position of the Sun. By default, xearth updates the displayed image every five minutes. The time between updates can be changed using either X resource or a command-line option. xearth can also be configured to either create and render into its own top-level X window or render directly into PPM or GIF files; see the man page for details.

Note that xearth does not set the _SGI_ROOTPAINTER_ID property, and thus it's -root mode will be useless if you have custom backgrounds enabled.

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