helix man page

helix — draw helical string-art patterns

Synopsis

helix [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-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.

-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.

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

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