swirl man page

swirl — draws swirly color-cycling patterns

Synopsis

swirl [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-ncolors integer] [-delay microseconds] [-count integer]

[-fps]

Description

The swirl program draws swirly color-cycling patterns.

Options

swirl 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.
-count integer
-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), xlock(1)

Author

M.Dobie <mrd@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, 1994.

Ability to run standalone or with xscreensaver added by Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 13-May-97.

Info

5.36-3.fc26 (21-Oct-2016) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual