pinion - Man Page

draws a scrolling sequence of interconnected gears

Synopsis

pinion [--display host:display.screen] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number][--install] [--visual visual]  [--delay usecs]  [--scroll ratio] [--spin ratio] [--size ratio] [--max-rpm int] [--wireframe] [--fps]

Description

The pinion program draws an interconnected set of gears moving across the screen.

Options

pinion accepts the following options:

--window

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

--root

Draw on the root window.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified window.

--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.

--delay usecs

The delay between frames of the animation, in microseconds: default 15000.

--spin ratio

How fast the gears should spin; default 1.0.  2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.

--scroll ratio

How fast the gears should scroll past the screen; default 1.0.   2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.

--size ratio

How big the gears should be, on average; default 1.0.  2.0 means twice as large, 0.5 means half as large.

--max-rpm integer

If any gear exceeds the maximum RPM, the current gear train is broken there, and we start a new train.  Default: 900 RPM.  (At 30 FPS, that's about half a rotation per frame.)

--wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.

--fps

Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.

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.

XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW

The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

gears(6x), xscreensaver(1), X(1)

Author

Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 12-Dec-2004.

Info

6.05-3.fc38 (06-Nov-2022) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual