helix



XScreenSaver(1)                                                XScreenSaver(1)




NAME

       helix - draw helical string-art patterns


SYNOPSIS

       helix  [-display  host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background
       color] [-window]  [-root]  [-mono]  [-erase-speed  usecs]  [-erase-mode
       integer] [-delay seconds] [-install] [-visual visual]


DESCRIPTION

       The  helix program draws interesting patterns composed of line segments
       in random colors.


OPTIONS

       helix 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.

       -erase-speed usecs
               This controls the speed at which the  screen  will  be  erased.
               Lower numbers erase faster.

       -erase-mode integer
               This  sets  the  erase mode. Mode -1 chooses a random mode each
               time. There are currently 6 modes defined (0-5).

       -delay seconds
               This sets the number of seconds that the helix will be  on  the
               screen.

       -subdelay microseconds
               This  sets the amount of time to pause periodically while draw-
               ing.

       -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.


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  ©  1992 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
       purpose.  It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.


AUTHOR

       Jamie  Zawinski  <jwz@jwz.org>,  13-aug-92.   Screen eraser improved by
       Johannes Keukelaar <johannes@nada.kth.se>,
        18-sep-97.



X Version 11                       18-sep-97                   XScreenSaver(1)

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