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] [-visual visual]
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 faster.
This sets the erase mode. Mode -1 chooses a random mode each
time. There are currently 6 modes defined (0-5).
This sets the number of seconds that the helix will be on the
This sets the amount of time to pause periodically while draw-
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
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 © 1992 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
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 <email@example.com>,
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