cubestack - Man Page

An endless stack of unfolding, translucent cubes.


cubestack [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-speed number] [-thickness number] [-opacity number] [-no-wander] [-wireframe] [-fps]


An endless stack of unfolding, translucent cubes.


-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: 30000 (0.03 seconds).

-speed number

Animation speed.  2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.

-thickness number

Thickness of the face edges.  0.0 - 0.5. Default: 0.13.

-opacity number

Opacity of the cubes.  0.01 - 1.0.  Default: 0.7.

-wander | -no-wander

Whether the object should wander around the screen.

-wireframe | -no-wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.

-fps | -no-fps

Whether to show a frames-per-second display at the bottom of the screen.



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)


Jamie Zawinski.


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