xspirograph man page

xspirograph — simulates the rotation of a disk inside a circular rim

Synopsis

xspirograph [-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-install] [-visual visual]  [-delay seconds]  [-subdelay useconds]  [-layers integer] [-alwaysfinish] [-noalwaysfinish] [-fps]

Description

xspirograph draws patterns such as those made by a spirograph, that is, the curve traced by a point on a circular disk rotating on the inside of a hollow circular rim.

Options

xspirograph accepts the following options:

-window

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

-root

Draw on the root 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 secs

The delay between finishing one draw and starting the next. Default: 5 seconds.

-subdelay usec

The time to delay between each hundred line draws.  Use this if you want to see the pattern form.  Default: 0.

-alwaysfinish -noalwaysfinish

If you want each pattern to draw until it is done, specify the first. Otherwise, they will stop after a set number of iterations.  Default:  no.

-layers integer

Number of pairs of patterns to draw between each erase.

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)

Info

5.37-6.fc27.1 (15-Aug-2017) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual