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XCURSORGEN(1) General Commands Manual XCURSORGEN(1)


xcursorgen – create an X cursor file from a collection of PNG images


xcursorgen [ -V ] [ –version ] [ -? ] [ –help ] [ -p dir ] [ –prefix
dir ] [ config-file [ output-file ] ]


Xcursorgen reads the config-file to find the list of cursor images
along with their hotspot and nominal size information. Xcursorgen con‐
verts all of the images to Xcursor format and writes them to the out‐

Each line in the config file is of the form:

Multiple images with the same are used to create animated cur‐
sors, the value on each line indicates how long each image
should be displayed before switching to the next. can be
elided for static cursors.

If config-file is not specified, or is specified as “-“, standard input
is used for the configuration file. If output-file is not specified,
or is specified as “-“, standard output is used for the output file.


-V, –version
Display the version number and exit.

-?, –help
Display the usage message and exit.

-p dir, –prefix dir
Find cursor images in the directory specified by dir. If not
specified, the current directory is used.



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