Man page for apt-get fbi Command
This tutorial shows the man page for man fbi in linux.
Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
Result of the Command Execution shown below:
fbi linux framebuffer imageviewer
fbi [ options ] file ...
fbi displays the specified file(s) on the linux console using the framebuffer device. PhotoCD, jpeg, ppm, gif, tiff, xwd, bmp and png are supported
directly. For other formats fbi tries to use ImageMagick's convert.
h print usage info
framebuffer device to use. Default is the one your vc is mapped to.
name of the video mode to use (video mode must be listed in /etc/fb.modes). Default is not to change the video mode.
v be verbose: enable status line on the bottom of the screen.
P Enable textreading mode. This has the effect that fbi will display large images without vertical offset (default is to center the images). Space
will first try to scroll down and go to the next image only if it is already on the bottom of the page. Useful if the images you are watching text
pages, all you have to do to get the next piece of text is to press space...
t sec timeout: load next image after >sec< seconds without any keypress (i.e. slideshow)
gamma correction. Can also be put into the FBGAMMA environment variable. Default is 1.0. Requires Pseudocolor or Directcolor visual, doesn't work
r n select resolution. PhotoCD only, n = 1..5.
s n set scroll steps in pixels (default is 50).
Set font. This can be anything fontconfig accepts. Try fc list for a list of known fonts on your system. The fontconfig config file is evaluated as
well, so any generic stuff defined there (such as mono, sans) will work as well. It is recommended to use monospaced fonts, the textboxes (help text,
exif info) look better then.
a Enable autozoom. fbi will automagically pick a reasonable zoom factor when loading a new image.
Like autozoom, but scale up only.
Like autozoom, but scale down only.
u Randomize the order of the filenames.
e Enable editing commands.
b create backup files (when editing images).
p preserve timestamps (when editing images).
Display comment tags (if present) instead of the filename. Probably only useful if you added reasonable comments yourself (using wrjpgcom for exam
ple), otherwise you likely just find texts pointing to the software which created the image.
cursor keys scroll large images
+, zoom in/out
ESQ, Q quit
PgUp previous image
PgDn, Space next image
Return next image, write the filename of the current
image to stdout.
P pause the slideshow (if started with t, toggle)
V enable/disable status line
H display textbox with brief help
I display textbox with some EXIF info
g jump to image