fliptext



XScreenSaver(1)                                                XScreenSaver(1)




NAME

       fliptext - draws pages of text whose lines transparently flip around


SYNOPSIS

       fliptext  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-window]  [-root]  [-visual
       visual] [-delay  microseconds]  [-program  command]  [-size  integer  ]
       [-columns  integer] [-left | -center | -right] [-lines integer] [-speed
       float] [-delay usecs] [-font xlfd] [-wireframe] [-fps]


DESCRIPTION

       The fliptext program runs another program to generate a stream of text,
       then  animates the lines of that text transparently flipping in and out
       in 3D.


OPTIONS

       fliptext 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.

       -program sh-command
               This program will be run periodically, and its output  will  be
               the text that is displayed.  Default xscreensaver-text.

               You  can  configure the text printed through the "Advanced" tab
               of xscreensaver-demo(1), or  by  editing  your  ~/.xscreensaver
               file.

       -size integer
               How  large  a font to use, in points.  (Well, in some arbitrary
               unit  we’re  calling  "points"  for  the  sake  of   argument.)
               Default: 20.

       -columns integer
               At  (approximately)  what  column  to  wrap lines.  Default 80.
               Wrapping is done by pixels,  not  characters,  and  lines  will
               always wrap at the edge of the screen regardless.

       -left | -center | -right
               Whether to align the text flush left, centered, or flush right.
               The default is to choose randomly each time  a  new  screen  of
               text is displayed.

       -lines integer
               How many lines of text should be shown at once.  Default 8.

       -speed ratio
               Change  the  animation speed; 0.5 to go half as fast, 2.0 to go
               twice as fast.

       -delay usecs
               The delay between frames of the  animation;  default  is  10000
               (1/10th second.)

       -font font-name
               The name of the font to use.  For best effect, this should be a
               large font (at least 36 points.)  The bigger the font, the bet-
               ter looking the characters will be.  Note that the size of this
               font affects only the clarity of the characters, not their size
               on the screen: for that, use the -size or -columns options.

               Default: -*-utopia-bold-r-normal-*-*-720-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1

       -fps    Display a running tally of how many frames per second are being
               rendered.  In conjunction with -delay 0, this can be  a  useful
               benchmark of your GL performance.


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

       xscreensaver(1),   xscreensaver-text(1),    fortune(1),    phosphor(1),
       apple2(1),   fontglide(1),   ljlatest(1),  dadadodo(1),  webcollage(1),
       driftnet(1) EtherPEG, EtherPeek


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2005 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use,  copy,  modify,
       distribute,  and  sell this software and its documentation for any pur-
       pose 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  repre-
       sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur-
       pose.  It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.


AUTHOR

       Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>



X Version 11                      20-Mar-2005                  XScreenSaver(1)

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