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wiggling tentacles.


anemone [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-arms number] [-finpoints number] [-width number] [-fps]


Wiggling tentacles.


-visual visual

Specify which visual to use.  Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.


Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.


Draw on the root window.

-delay number

Per-frame delay, in microseconds.  Default: 40000 (0.04 seconds.).

-arms number

Arms.  2 - 500.  Default: 128.

-finpoints number

Tentacles.  3 - 200.  Default: 64.

-withdraw number

Frequency that the arms withdraw. Arms withdraw on randomly generated values between 1 and 11; this value determines the maximum value of that range. So 100 spends a lot of time withdrawn, while 1000,000 tends not to withdraw at all. Default: 1200.

-turnspeed number

How fast it turns. At zero, not at all, all they way up to thousands  which are very fast indeed.  Default: 50.

-width number

Thickness.  1 - 10.  Default: 2.


Display the current frame rate and CPU load.



to get the default host and display number.


to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Gabriel Finch.


6.04-1.fc37.1 (23-Jul-2022) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual