command to lock screen

Chris Tyler chris at
Mon Aug 9 16:58:19 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 11:25 -0500, Brian Wood wrote:
> Yesterday I accidentally logged myself out rather than
> locking the screen.  I was kind of in a hurry and clicked
> on the item below lock screen.   That caused me
> trouble and don't want that to happen ever again.  Is
> there a command I can run to lock the screen?  Tia.

In Gnome, you can do it from the keyboard: Ctrl-Alt-L


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