Section: XScreenSaver manual (6x)
Updated: 6.00-1.fc34 (02-Apr-2021)
helix - draw helical string-art patterns
] [-foreground color
] [-background color
] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-erase-speed usecs
] [-erase-mode integer
] [-delay seconds
] [-install] [-visual visual
program draws interesting patterns composed of line segments
in random colors.
accepts the following options:
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.
- -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 drawing.
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.
Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
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.
Copyright © 1992 by Jamie Zawinski. 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.
Jamie Zawinski <email@example.com
Screen eraser improved by Johannes Keukelaar <firstname.lastname@example.org