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Vifm is an ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings/modes/options/commands/configuration, which also borrows some useful ideas from mutt.
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Vlock is a console screen locker.
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You can use it inside an terminal emulator or TTY.
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Of course running it on a terminal emulator doesn't make much sense since people would still be able to access the rest of your computer if you wouldn't lock it.
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One reason could be that you log in as root or ssh into another computer and want to log that session.
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A more common use is, in case you don't use a login manager like for example GDM/Slim and log into X from TTY you can use it to lock your screen after logging it.
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So another person can't just kill X and use your terminal while you are gone.
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<console>
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###i## startx && vlock
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</console>
  
 
== USE-Flags ==
 
== USE-Flags ==
* X
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* pam
* extended-keys
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* test
* gtk
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* magic
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* developer
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* vim
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* vim-syntax
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Latest revision as of 22:11, 12 September 2014

app-misc/vlock


Source Repository:Gentoo Portage Tree

Summary: A console screen locker


Vlock

Vlock is a console screen locker.

You can use it inside an terminal emulator or TTY. Of course running it on a terminal emulator doesn't make much sense since people would still be able to access the rest of your computer if you wouldn't lock it. One reason could be that you log in as root or ssh into another computer and want to log that session.

A more common use is, in case you don't use a login manager like for example GDM/Slim and log into X from TTY you can use it to lock your screen after logging it. So another person can't just kill X and use your terminal while you are gone.

# startx && vlock

USE-Flags

  • pam
  • test


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