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helix - draw helical string-art patterns
helix [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window]
[-root] [-mono] [-erase-speed usecs] [-erase-mode integer] [-delay seconds] [-install]
The helix program draws interesting patterns composed of line segments in random colors.
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.
This controls the speed at which the screen will be erased. Lower numbers erase
This sets the erase mode. Mode -1 chooses a random mode each time. There are cur-
rently 6 modes defined (0-5).
This sets the number of seconds that the helix will be on the screen.
This sets the amount of time to pause periodically while drawing.
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.
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) 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 13-aug-92. Screen eraser improved by Johannes Keukelaar
X Version 11 18-sep-97 XScreenSaver(1)
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