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cubetwist - Man Page

A series of nested cubes rotate and slide recursively.


cubetwist [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--delay number] [--speed number] [--thickness number] [--displacement number] [--no-flat] [--no-wander] [--no-spin] [--wireframe] [--fps]


A series of nested cubes rotate and slide recursively.


--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

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

--thickness number

Thickness of the cube edges.  0.005 - 0.2.  Default: 0.05.

--displacement number

Displacement between nested cubes.  0.0 - 0.2.  Default: 0.01.

--flat | --no-flat

Whether to use flat shading, or lighting.  Default flat.

--wander | --no-wander

Whether the object should wander around the screen.

--spin | --no-spin

Whether the object should spin.

--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.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Jamie Zawinski.


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