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       pinion - draws a scrolling sequence of interconnected gears


       pinion  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-window]  [-root]  [-install]
       [-visual visual] [-delay usecs] [-scroll ratio]  [-spin  ratio]  [-size
       ratio] [-max-rpm int]


       The  pinion  program draws an interconnected set of gears moving across
       the screen.


       pinion accepts the following options:

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

       -root   Draw on the root window.

               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

       -delay usecs
               The delay between frames of  the  animation,  in  microseconds:
               default 15000.

       -spin ratio
               How  fast  the gears should spin; default 1.0.  2.0 means twice
               as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.

       -scroll ratio
               How fast the gears should scroll past the screen; default  1.0.
               2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.

       -size ratio
               How  big  the  gears  should  be, on average; default 1.0.  2.0
               means twice as large, 0.5 means half as large.

       -max-rpm integer
               If any gear exceeds the maximum RPM, the current gear train  is
               broken there, and we start a new train.  Default: 900 RPM.  (At
               30 FPS, that’s about half a rotation per frame.)

       -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.


       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

               to get the name of a resource file that  overrides  the  global
               resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


       gears(1), xscreensaver(1), X(1)


       Copyright  ©  2004 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.


       Jamie Zawinski <>, 12-Dec-2004.

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