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imsmap - Man Page

generate fractal maps


imsmap [--display host:display.screen] [--foreground color] [--background color] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number][--mono] [--install] [--visual visual] [--ncolors int] [--delay seconds] [--delay2 microseconds] [--iterations int] [--mode h|s|v|random] [--fps]


The imsmap program generates map or cloud-like patterns.  It looks quite different in monochrome and color.


imsmap 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 to use.  Default 50.

--delay integer

How long to delay between images.  Default 10 seconds.

--delay2 integer

How long to delay between bitmaps.  Default 200000 (0.2 seconds).

--iterations integer

A measure of the resolution of the resultant image, from 0 to 7.  Default 7.

--mode [ hue | saturation | value | random ]

The axis upon which colors should be interpolated between the foreground and background color.  Default random.  


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

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Juergen Nickelsen <nickel@cs.tu-berlin.de>, 23-aug-92.

Hacked on by Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 24-aug-92, 17-May-97.


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