Automatic X-Background Rotation

This is a Perl program designed to run in the background and automatically change your desktop image every X number of minutes. When used with numerous tiled images you can have quite a variety being displayed.


  • Auto-rotation of background images for X.
  • Customizable time-spans for rotation.
  • Recursively grabs all images in a specified directory for rotation.
  • Images can be tiled or stretched.


  • The File::Find Perl Module (standard with most installations)
  • The Unix program ‘xv’ – an image viewing program.


Posted: May 8th, 2003

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