slip man page

slip — sucks your screen into a jet engine

Synopsis

slip [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-ncolors integer] [-iterations integer] [-points integer] [-delay microseconds] [-delay2 microseconds] [-fps]

Description

The slip program does lots of blits and chews up an image.

The image that it manipulates will be grabbed from the portion of the screen underlying the window, or from the system's video input, or from a random file on disk, as indicated by the grabDesktopImages, grabVideoFrames, and chooseRandomImages options in the ~/.xscreensaver file; see xscreensaver-demo(1) for more details.

Options

slip accepts the following options:

-window

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

-root

Draw on the root window.

-mono

If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.

-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.

-ncolors integer

How many colors should be used (if possible).  Default 200. The colors used cycle through the hue, making N stops around  the color wheel.

-count integer

How many whooziwhatsis to generate.  Default 35.

-cycles integer

How long to frobnicate.  Default 50.

-delay microseconds

How long we should wait between drawing each step.  Default 50000, or about 1/20th second.

-fps

Display the current frame rate and CPU load.

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.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1), xscreensaver-demo(1), xscreensaver-getimage(1)

Author

Scott Graves <spot@cs.cmu.edu>.

Ability to run standalone or with xscreensaver added by  Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 18-Oct-93.

Info

5.36-4.fc26 (10-Feb-2017) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual