XV background how-to

I had a random conversation today with my co-workers about the ancient Unix program xv, when I later found an old email about how to use xv to change your background (single picture, centered in the middle):

xv -root -rmode 5 /path/to/picture -quit

Personally, I like using Eterm and other such programs instead, since they have more friendly licenses, and are still supported, but I hear good things about another program called feh. Worth trying out if you’re still fighting with xv. My initial look at feh shows that it really does have a nice look-and-feel similar to xv, so I liked it. :)

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