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the golden apple of discord.


kallisti [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--delay number] [--speed number] [--wander] [--spin 0] [--spin [XYZ]] [--spin Z] [--spin XY] [--spin XZ] [--spin YZ] [--spin XYZ] [--fps]


The golden apple of discord.

Greek goddess Eris was not invited to a wedding; her retort was to toss in a golden apple, inscribed: "to the fairest". Hera, Athena and Aphrodite squabbled over it; Zeus noped out, telling Paris of Troy to decide. They all cheated, but Aphrodite won by letting Paris abduct and marry Helen of Sparta. The Greeks objected to this, leading to the Trojan War.

Do you want to launch a thousand ships?  Because this is how you launch a thousand ships.


--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

Animation speed.  2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.

--wander | --no-wander

Whether the object should wander around the screen.

--spin 0

Don't rotate.

--spin [XYZ]

Around which axes should the object spin?

--spin X

Rotate around X axis.

--spin Y

Rotate around Y axis. Default.

--spin Z

Rotate around Z axis.

--spin XY

Rotate around X and Y axes.

--spin XZ

Rotate around X and Z axes.

--spin YZ

Rotate around Y and Z axes.

--spin XYZ

Rotate around all three axes.

--fps | --no-fps

Whether to show a frames-per-second display at the bottom of the screen.



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)


Code by Jamie Zawinski; model by Jared Williams.


6.09-1.fc41 (11-Jun-2024) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual