unicrud man page

unicrud — Bounces a random Unicode character on the screen.


unicrud [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-speed number] [-block string] [-no-wander] [-no-roll] [-fps]


Chooses a random Unicode character and displays it full screen, along with some information about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode


-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.


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


Draw on the root window.

-delay number

Per-frame delay, in microseconds.  Default: 20000 (0.02 seconds).

-speed number

Animation speed.  2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.

-wander | -no-wander

Whether the object should wander around the screen.

-roll | -no-roll

Whether the object should rotate.  Boolean.

-block string

Which block or blocks of Unicode characters to display.  Default: "all". Use -block help to see the full list.

-fps | -no-fps

Whether to show a frames-per-second display at the bottom of the screen.



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)


Jamie Zawinski.


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