|-window||Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.|
|-root||Draw on the root window.|
|-mono||If on a color display, pretend were on a monochrome display.|
|-install||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 visual.|
|-basic||Choose basic mode|
|-slideshow||Choose slideshow mode|
|-text||Choose text mode|
In text mode, the command to run to generate the text to display. This
option may be any string acceptable to /bin/sh. The program will be
run at the end of a pipe, and any characters that it prints to
stdout will be printed on the Apple ][ display. If the program
exits, it will be launched again after 3 seconds. Default:
In text mode, apple2 emulates a vt100 terminal running on a 40x24 uppercase-only screen.
apple2 -text \ -program cat /usr/src/linux*/README | fold -sw40 apple2 -text -program ping apple.com apple2 -text -program ps -e apple2 -text -program od -txCz -w7 /dev/urandom apple2 -text -program cat /dev/random apple2 -text -fast -program xemacs -nw -q -f life apple2 -text -fast \ -program xemacs -nw -q --eval "(hanoi 5)"
apple2 -text -fast -program tcsh
|-pty||In -text mode, launch the sub-program under a pty so that it can address the screen directly. This is the default.|
|-pipe||In -text mode, launch the sub-program at the end of a pipe: do not let it address the screen directly.|
|-esc||When the user types a key with the Alt or Meta keys held down, send an ESC character first. This is the default.|
|-meta||When Meta or Alt are held down, set the high bit on the character instead.|
|-del||Swap Backspace and Delete. This is the default.|
|-bs||Do not swap Backspace and Delete.|
|-fast||Normally, characters are printed at the speed of an original Apple][ computer; however, when using this program as a terminal emulator, the novelty of those 300 baud characters might wear off. You can use the -fast option to speed things up a bit.|
|-fps||Display the current frame rate and CPU load.|
By default, apple2 allocates a pseudo-tty for the -text-mode sub-process to run under. This has the desirable side effect that the program will be able to use ioctl(2) to fetch information about terminal parameters and window size, which many programs (such as top(1)) need to run properly. apple2 will also set the environment variable TERM to vt100 in the child process.
Any characters typed on the apple2 window will be passed along to the sub-process. (Note that this only works when running in "window" mode, not when running in -root mode under xscreensaver.)
DISPLAY to get the default host and display number. XENVIRONMENT to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property. TERM to inform the sub-process of the type of terminal emulation.
Notable X resources supported include the following which correspond to standard TV controls: analogTVTint, analogTVColor, analogTVBrightness, and analogTVContrast which correspond to standard TV controls. They range from 0 to 100,except for tint which is an angle between -180 and +180.
Apple ][ and Applesoft are trademarks of Apple Computer.
xscreensaver(1), bsod(6), xscreensaver-text(1), fortune(1), phosphor(6), starwars(6), ljlatest(6), dadadodo(1), webcollage(6), driftnet(1) EtherPEG, EtherPeek, console_codes(4).
Copyright © 2002-2003 by Trevor Blackwell. 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 warranty.
Television and Apple ][ emulation by Trevor Blackwell <email@example.com>. Slideshow and text mode by Jamie Zawinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Pty and vt100 emulation by Fredrik Tolf <email@example.com>.
|X Version 11||APPLE2 (6)||5.12 (15-Sep-2010)|