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xspirograph

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

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]  

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)  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2000 by Rohit Singh <rohit_singh@hotmail.com> 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. Modified by Matthew Strait <straitm@mathcs.carleton.edu> Dec 2001.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT
SEE ALSO
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