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pedal — pretty geometric picture program


pedal [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-delay seconds] [-maxlines number] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-fps]


The pedal program displays pretty geometric pictures.


pedal accepts the following options:

Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
-foreground color
The color for the foreground. Default is white.
-background color
The color for the background. Default is black.
-delay seconds
The number of seconds to pause between each picture.
-maxlines number
The maximum number of lines in the drawing. Good values are between 20 and 2000. Maximum value is 16K.

To make your X server grunt under load, and to impress your friends, try pedal -mono -delay 0 -maxlines 100.

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)


Dale Moore <>, 24-Jun-1994.


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