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generates some twisting 3d knot patterns


glknots [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-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.

-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.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Jamie Zawinski.


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