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sxiv: Open an image in fullscreen mode.
$ sxiv -f ${filename}
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The command "sxiv -f ${filename}" is used to open and display an image file using the sxiv image viewer. Here's a breakdown of the command:

  • "sxiv": It is the name of the program (image viewer) being executed.
  • "-f": It is an option or flag provided to sxiv. In this case, "-f" stands for "fullscreen". It tells sxiv to open the image file in fullscreen mode.
  • "${filename}": It is a placeholder for the actual name of the image file you want to open. This should be replaced with the specific filename you want to view.

By running this command and replacing "${filename}" with the name of an image file, you can open that file using the sxiv image viewer in fullscreen mode.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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