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Manual Reference Pages  -  HALO (6)

NAME

halo - draw circular patterns

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Environment
See Also
Copyright
Author

SYNOPSIS

halo [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-count int] [-delay usecs] [-mode seuss | ramp | random ] [-animate] [-colors integer] [-fps]

DESCRIPTION

The halo program draws cool patterns based on circles.

OPTIONS

halo 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 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 visual.
-count integer
  How many circles to draw. Default 0, meaning random.
-mode seuss | ramp | random
  In seuss mode, alternating striped curves will be drawn.

In ramp mode, a color ramp will be drawn.

random means pick the mode randomly.

-delay microseconds
  How much of a delay should be introduced between steps of the animation. Default 100000, or about 0.1 second.
-colors integer
  How many colors to use. Default 100.
-animate If specified, then the centerpoints of the circles will bounce around. Otherwise, the circles will be drawn once, erased, and a new set of circles will be drawn.
-fps Display the current frame rate and CPU load.

ENVIRONMENT

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.

SEE ALSO

X(1), xscreensaver(1)

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1993 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 warranty.

AUTHOR

Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 6-jul-93.
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