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rorschach

Section: XScreenSaver manual (6)
Updated: 5.04 (13-Nov-2007)
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NAME

rorschach - simulate ink-blot patterns  

SYNOPSIS

rorschach [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-iterations integer] [-offset integer] [-xsymmetry] [-ysymmetry] [-erase-speed usecs] [-delay secs]  

DESCRIPTION

The rorschach program draws random patterns reminiscent of the psychological test of same name.  

OPTIONS

rorschach 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.
-iterations integer
How many dots should be drawn each time. Default 4000.
-offset integer
How far apart the dots should be. Default 4 pixels.
-xsymmetry
Whether the images should be horizontally symmetrical. Default true.
-ysymmetry
Whether the images should be vertically symmetrical. Default false.
-erase-speed usecs
This controls the speed at which the screen will be erased. (Delay between erasing of individual lines.)
-delay seconds
This sets the number of seconds that the figure will be on the screen.
 

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.
 

BUGS

May call your sanity into question.  

SEE ALSO

X(1), xscreensaver(1)  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1992 by Jamie Zawinski. Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. No representations are made about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.  

AUTHOR

Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 13-aug-92.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT
BUGS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT
AUTHOR




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