XROACH(6) BSD Reference Manual XROACH(6)
xroach - cockroaches hide under your windows
xroach [-option .,..]
Xroach displays disgusting cockroaches on your root win-
dow. These creepy crawlies scamper around until they find
a window to hide under. Whenever you move or iconify a
window, the exposed beetles again scamper for cover.
Drop the roaches on the given display. Make sure
the display is nearby, so you can hear the
Use the given string as the color for the bugs
instead of the default "black".
Use the given speed for the insects instead of the
default 20.0. For example, in winter the speed
should be set to 5.0. In summer, 30.0 might be
This is the number of the little critters. Default
As given by the -roaches option. Default is 10.
Copyright 1991 by J.T. Anderson
J.T. Anderson (jtaATlocus.com)
Greg McFarlane (gregmATotc.au)
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