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generates some twisting 3d knot patterns


glknots [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--delay number] [--speed float] [--segments int] [--thickness float] [--duration seconds] [--no-wander] [--spin XYZ] [--wireframe] [--fps]


Generates some twisting 3d knot patterns.  Spins 'em around.


--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.

--segments number

Number of segments in each path.  Default 800.  Larger numbers make the curves smoother, at the expense of a higher polygon count.

--thickness float

How thick the tubes should be.  Default 0.3.

--duration seconds

How long to leave each knot up.  Default 8 seconds.

--wander | --no-wander

Whether the cubes should wander around the screen.

--spin [XYZ] | --no-spin

Which axes, if any, to spin around on.

--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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