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screen saver.


winduprobot [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--delay number] [--count number] [--speed ratio] [--size ratio] [--opacity ratio] [--talk ratio] [--no-texture] [--no-fade] [--fps]


A swarm of wind-up toy robots wander around the table-top, bumping into each other. Each robot contains a mechanically accurate gear system inside, which you can see when the robot's shell occasionally fades to transparency.


--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.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified window.

--delay number

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

--count number

Number of robots.  1 - 100.  Default: 25.

--speed ratio

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

--size ratio

Robot size.  2.0 means twice as big, 0.5 means half as big.

--opacity ratio

Robot skin transparency.  0.0 - 1.0.  Default: 1.0.

--talk ratio

How often to occasionally pop up a word bubble with random text in it. 0.0 means never. 1.0 means often.

--texture | --no-texture

Whether the robot's surface should be reflective chrome.

--fade | --no-fade

Whether to sometimes fade the robot's opacity to show the inner mechanism.

--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.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1) xscreensaver-text(6x)


Jamie Zawinski.


6.09-1.fc41 (11-Jun-2024) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual