swaylock is a screen locking utility for Wayland compositors. It is compatible with any Wayland compositor which implements the following Wayland protocols:
See the man page,
swaylock(1), for instructions on using swaylock.
Swaylock is available in many distributions. Try installing the "swaylock" package for yours.
If you're interested in packaging swaylock for your distribution, stop by the IRC channel or shoot an email to email@example.com for advice.
Compiling from Source
- meson *
- wayland-protocols *
- gdk-pixbuf2 **
- pam (optional)
- scdoc (optional: man pages) *
- git *
**optional: required for background images other than PNG
Run these commands:
meson build ninja -C build sudo ninja -C build install
On systems without PAM, you need to suid the swaylock binary:
sudo chmod a+s /usr/local/bin/swaylock
Swaylock will drop root permissions shortly after startup.