helix - Man Page

draw helical string-art patterns

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

helix [--display host:display.screen] [--foreground color] [--background color] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number][--mono] [--erase-speed usecs] [--erase-mode integer] [--delay seconds] [--install] [--visual visual] [--fps]

Description

The helix program draws interesting patterns composed of line segments in random colors.

Options

helix accepts the following options:

--window

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

--root

Draw on the root window.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified window.

--mono

If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.

--delay seconds

This sets the number of seconds that the helix will be on the screen.

--subdelay microseconds

This sets the amount of time to pause periodically while drawing.

--install

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.

--fps

Display the current frame rate and CPU load.

Environment

DISPLAY

to get the default host and display number.

XENVIRONMENT

to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW

The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)

Author

Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 13-aug-92. Screen eraser improved by Johannes Keukelaar <johannes@nada.kth.se>,
18-sep-97.

Info

6.05-3.fc38 (06-Nov-2022) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual