Start Mac OS X Screensaver from the Command Line

From time to time, you may want manually start your end-user's screensaver at once for security reasons. This is especially true if you have enabled the "Require password for sleep and screen saver" option in Mac OS X Security & Privacy settings. This is also useful if your users are leaving their computers unattended and you want to start screen saver remotely.
  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Enter the command:
    sudo open -a /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/

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