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draws drifting recursive fractal cosmic flames


drift [--display host:display.screen] [--foreground color] [--background color] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number][--mono] [--install] [--visual visual] [--ncolors integer] [--delay microseconds] [--count integer] [--grow] [--no-grow] [--liss] [--no-liss]



The drift program draws drifting recursive fractal cosmic flames


drift accepts the following options:


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


Draw on the root window.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified 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 200. The colors used cycle through the hue, making N stops around the color wheel.

--count integer

Whether fractals should grow; otherwise, they are animated.


Whether we should use lissajous figures to get points.


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.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

flame(6x), X(1), xscreensaver(1), xlock(1)


Scott Draves <spot@cs.cmu.edu>, 06-Jun-91, 01-Jun-95.

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


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