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gltext - draws text spinning around in 3D
gltext [-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-visual visual] [-delay microsec-
onds] [-fps] [-text string] [-wander] [-no-wander] [-spin axes] [-no-spin]
The gltext program draws some text spinning around in 3D, using a font that appears to be
made of solid tubes.
gltext 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.
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.
The text to display. This may contain newlines, but it shouldn't be very long.
The default is to display the machine name and OS version.
This may also be a format string acceptable to date(1) and strftime(3), in which
case, it will be updated once a second. So to make this program display a spin-
ning digital clock, you could do this:
gltext -text "%A%n%d %b %Y%n%l:%M:%S %p"
To include a literal `%', you must double it: `%%'.
See the man page for strftime(3) for more details.
-fps Display a running tally of how many frames per second are being rendered. In con-
junction with -delay 0, this can be a useful benchmark of your GL performance.
-wander Move the text around the screen. This is the default.
Keep the text centered on the screen.
-spin 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.
Don't spin the text at all: the same as -spin "".
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.
Copyright (C) 2001 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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