braid man page

braid — draws random color-cycling braids around a circle


braid [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-ncolors integer] [-delay microseconds] [-cycles integer] [-count integer]



The braid program draws random color-cycling braids around a circle.


braid accepts the following options:

Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.
Install a private colormap for the window.
-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.
-ncolors integer
How many colors should be used (if possible). Default 64. The colors used cycle through the hue, making N stops around the color wheel.
-cycles integer
-count integer
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), xlock(1)


John Neil <neil@math.idbsu.edu>, 29-Aug-95.

Ability to run standalone or with xscreensaver added by Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 10-May-97.


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