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I'm thinking through alerting stuff, and decided that, if my screen is locked, I'm not there so I should push the alerts to my phone. But, I cannot currently tell if the screen is locked. I could put something together with Perl and xscreensaver-command -watch, but I'd rather not have to make sure I have that process always running and all. That seems too heavy.

Is there something I'm missing? This seems fairly obvious.

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See:

$ xscreensaver-command -time
XScreenSaver 5.15: screen locked since Wed Sep 26 16:26:15 2012
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