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XScreenSaver(6x)                                              XScreenSaver(6x)

       xmatrix - simulates the computer displays from the movie

       xmatrix  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-window]  [-root] [-install]
       [-visual visual] [-delay usecs] [-density percentage] [-top | -bottom |
       -both] [-small | -large] [-trace] [-phone number]

       The  xmatrix  program draws dropping characters similar to what is seen
       on the computer monitors in the Wachowski brothers' film, "The Matrix".

       Also see glmatrix(1) for a 3D rendering  of  the  similar  effect  that
       appeared in the title sequence of the movie.

       xmatrix 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.

       -visual visual
               Specify  which  visual  to use.  Legal values are the name of a
               visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of  a  specific

       -delay usecs
               The  delay  between  steps  of  the animation, in microseconds:
               default 10000.

       -density percentage
               The approximate percentage of the screen that should be  filled
               with characters at any given time.  Default 75%.

               When  running  in  a window, typing + will increase the density
               and typing - will decrease it.  Typing 0 will momentarily drain
               the screen.

       -top | -bottom | -both
               If -top is specified, the characters will only drop in from the
               top of the screen as sliding columns of characters.  If -bottom
               is  specified,  then instead of sliding columns, the characters
               will appear as columns that grow downwards and are erased  from
               above.   If  -both  is specified, then a mixture of both styles
               will be used.  The default is -both.

               When running in a window, typing [  will  switch  to  top-mode,
               typing  ]  will switch to bottom-mode, and typing \ will switch
               to both-mode.

       -small | -large
               These options specify the sizes of the characters.  The default
               is -large.

       -trace  Start off with a representation of a phone number being traced.
               When the number is finally found, display The Matrix as usual.

       -phone number
               The phone number to trace, if -trace is specified.

       -crack  Start off by shutting down the power grid.

       -binary Instead of displaying Matrix  glyphs,  only  display  ones  and

               Instead  of  displaying Matrix glyphs, display hexadecimal dig-

       -dna    Instead of displaying Matrix glyphs, display genetic code (gua-
               nine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine.)

               Produce some messages at random times.

       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.

       glmatrix(1), X(1), xscreensaver(1)

       Copyright (C) 1999-2003 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  war-

       Jamie Zawinski <jwzATjwz.org>, 25-Apr-99.

X Version 11                  4.21 (01-Mar-2005)              XScreenSaver(6x)