Section: XScreenSaver manual (6)
Updated: 5.40 (12-Aug-2018)
splitflap - a simulation of a split-flap electromechanical display.
[-mode text | clock12 | clock24]
Simulates a split-flap display, an old style of electromechanical sign as
seen in airports and train stations, and commonly used in alarm clocks in
the 1960s and 1970s.
- -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.
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
- -delay number
Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 20000 (0.02 seconds).
- -speed number
Animation speed. 2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.
- -width number
Columns of the display. Default: 22.
- -height number
Rows of the display. Default: 8.
- -mode clock12
Display a 12-hour clock.
- -mode clock24
Display a 24-hour clock.
- -front | -no-front
When spinning, never spin all the way around or upside down:
always face mostly forward so that the text is easily readable.
This is the default.
Allow spins to go all the way around or upside down.
- -wander | -no-wander
Whether the object should wander around the screen.
Which axes around which the text should spin. The default is "XYZ",
meaning rotate it freely in space. "-spin Z" would rotate the
text in the plane of the screen while not rotating it into or out
of the screen; etc.
- -wireframe | -no-wireframe
Render in wireframe instead of solid.
- -fps | -no-fps
Whether to show a frames-per-second display at the bottom of the screen.
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.
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