pacman - Man Page

simulates a game of Pac-Man on a randomly-created level.


pacman [-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-ncolors integer] [-delay microseconds] [-size pixels] [-fps]


Simulates a game of Pac-Man on a randomly-created level.


pacman accepts the following options:


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


Draw on the root 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 should be used (if possible).  Default 6.

-size integer

How big to make Pac-Man and the ghosts.  0 means "default."


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.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1).


Edwin de Jong <>.


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