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cubestorm - Man Page

a series of 3D boxes that fill space


cubestorm [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--delay number] [--speed float] [--count int] [--thickness float] [--no-wander] [--no-spin] [--wireframe] [--fps]


Draws a series of rotating 3D boxes that intersect each other and eventually fill space.


--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.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified window.

--delay number

Per-frame delay, in microseconds.  Default: 30000 (0.03 seconds.).

--speed number

Larger numbers mean run faster.  Default: 1.0.

--count number

Number of cubes.  Default 4.

--thickness float

How thick the struts making up the cubes should be (0.0-1.0).  Default 0.06.

--wander | --no-wander

Whether the cubes should wander around the screen.

--spin | --no-spin

Whether the cubes should spin.

--wireframe | --no-wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.


Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.



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.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Jamie Zawinski.


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