Screensaver from command line (Mac OS X)


From time to time, users may wish to activate the Mac OS X screensaver from the command line. To activate from the command line, type/paste the following command into a terminal or iTerm window:

 open -a /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework//Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app

Navigate over to the /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources folder and drag the ScreenSaverEngine.app to the dock.

About Terry Gardner

Terry Gardner was a leading directory services architect with experience with many large scale directory services installations and messaging server installations, and was a Subject Matter Expert in the field of Directory Services and Solaris (operating system) performance. Mr. Gardner also participated in the open-source software community. Mr. Gardner passed away in December, 2013.
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