fliptext - draws pages of text whose lines transparently flip around
fliptext [-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-visual vis-
ual] [-delay microseconds] [-program command] [-size integer ] [-col-
umns integer] [-left | -center | -right] [-lines integer] [-speed
float] [-delay usecs] [-font xlfd] [-wireframe] [-fps]
The fliptext program runs another program to generate a stream of text,
then animates the lines of that text transparently flipping in and out
fliptext 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
This program will be run periodically, and its output will be
the text that is displayed. Default xscreensaver-text.
You can configure the text printed through the "Advanced" tab
of xscreensaver-demo(1), or by editing your ~/.xscreensaver
How large a font to use, in points. (Well, in some arbitrary
unit we're calling "points" for the sake of argument.)
At (approximately) what column to wrap lines. Default 80.
Wrapping is done by pixels, not characters, and lines will
always wrap at the edge of the screen regardless.
-left | -center | -right
Whether to align the text flush left, centered, or flush right.
The default is to choose randomly each time a new screen of
text is displayed.
How many lines of text should be shown at once. Default 8.
Change the animation speed; 0.5 to go half as fast, 2.0 to go
twice as fast.
The delay between frames of the animation; default is 10000
The name of the font to use. For best effect, this should be a
large font (at least 36 points.) The bigger the font, the bet-
ter looking the characters will be. Note that the size of this
font affects only the clarity of the characters, not their size
on the screen: for that, use the -size or -columns options.
-fps Display a running tally of how many frames per second are being
rendered. In conjunction with -delay 0, this can be a useful
benchmark of your GL performance.
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.
xscreensaver(1), xscreensaver-text(1), fortune(1), phosphor(1),
apple2(1), fontglide(1), ljlatest(1), dadadodo(1), webcollage(1),
driftnet(1) EtherPEG, EtherPeek
Copyright (C) 2005 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 pur-
pose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
Jamie Zawinski <jwzATjwz.org>
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