0 16 * * * sunwait wait set; hsetroot -solid "#000000"
Configure and Make Sunwait
git clone https://github.com/risacher/sunwait
sunwait.h and replace the default latitude and longitude with whatever your location is.
North is positive; South, negative. West is negative; East, positive. For some reason sites always assume you know this and most sites will just tell you ‘N’ or ‘W’, while the program needs positive and/or negative numbers.
All you have to do to make the program is run
make. If you change the config file, run
make clean and then
Why do this?
Yeah, this is for circadian rhythm stuff. If you have a nice background image with a lot of blue in it, something like redshift may not help that much. So you can easily change the background with hsetroot or by some other means so that you don’t get as much blue light.
This just in
In looking at redshift’s man page, it looks like it can actually handle hooks, so you could write a hook script for redshift and let it do this for you. But I think cron and sunwait is simpler to implement and more powerful (sunwait can wait for any arbitrary sun angle, for example).
More fun with hsetroot
You can also make a nice vertical gradient with hsetroot. The manpage isn’t particularly helpful, but try the code below and you can start to figure out how it works.
hsetroot -add "#FF0000" -add "#000000" -gradient 0