[kde-linux] Triggering KDE screen lock from script?

Bram Schoenmakers bramschoenmakers at kde.nl
Thu Oct 4 15:53:51 UTC 2007

Op donderdag 04 oktober 2007, schreef Peter Houppermans:
> I was wondering is anyone on this list would know how I could trigger
> the KDE screen lock from a script?
> Once a user is logged in I would like to run a couple of scripts that
> could trigger the screen lock/saver to engage if certain conditions
> arose, but so far I have found nothing helpful in the way of hooks.  I'm
> talking about a standard, boring bash shell script for the moment
> (that's all I can manage for the moment, I haven't coded anything in 20
> odd years or so, so Python is a little way off yet :-).
> Ideas?  Suggestions?  Beer (you need to be in Zurich for that)?
> I think it may not be specifically KDE related, maybe it's more general
> call to xscreenlock, but how would it pick the right screen if more
> sessions are open?

Use the following command:

dcop kdesktop KScreensaverIface lock

Kind regards,

Bram Schoenmakers
KDE Netherlands (www.kde.nl)

Jabber - bram at kde.org
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