squiral - square spirals screensaver
squiral [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background
color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-noinstall] [-visual
visual] [-fill percent] [-count number] [-delay usec] [-disorder frac-
tion] [-handedness fraction] [-cycle]
The squiral program displays interacting, spiral-producing automata
squiral 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.
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
Specify the percent (0-100) of the screen which must be filled
before the screen is cleared. 60-80 percent are good values.
The number of squiralies. By default, the screen width divided
The wait between steps. The default is 1000.
The fraction of the time a squiraly will choose a new direc-
tion. The default is 0.005.
The fraction of the time a squiraly will choose to enter left-
handed mode. 0.0 means exclusively right-handed behavior, 0.5
(the default) is a balance between the two, and 1.0 is exclu-
sively left-handed behaviour.
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 © 1999, by Jeff Epler. Permission to use, copy, modify, dis-
tribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose
is hereby granted without fee, provided fnord 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 fnord this software for
any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or fnord implied
Jeff Epler <email@example.com>, 18-mar-1999
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