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NAME

       gltext - draws text spinning around in 3D

SYNOPSIS

       gltext   [-display   host:display.screen]  [-window]  [-root]  [-visual
       visual]  [-delay  microseconds]  [-text  string]   [-program   command]
       [-wander]  [-no-wander]  [-spin  axes]  [-no-spin] [-front] [-no-front]
       [-wireframe] [-fps]

DESCRIPTION

       The gltext program draws some text spinning around in 3D, using a  font
       that appears to be made of solid tubes.

OPTIONS

       gltext accepts the following options:

       -window Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.

       -root   Draw on the root window.

       -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.

       -text string
               The  text  to  display.   This  may  contain  newlines,  but it
               shouldn’t be very long.  The default is to display the  machine
               name and OS version.

               This  may  also  be  a  format string acceptable to date(1) and
               strftime(3), in which case, it will be updated once  a  second.
               So  to  make this program display a spinning digital clock, you
               could do this:

                    gltext -text "%A%n%d %b %Y%n%l:%M:%S %p"

               To include a literal ‘%’, you must double it: ‘%%’.

               See the man page for strftime(3) for more details.

       -program command
               The given program is run, and  its  output  is  displayed.   If
               specified,  this  overrides  -text.  The program will be re-run
               every 5  seconds  to  re-generate  the  text.   It  should  run
               quickly, and shouldn’t generate too much text.

       -wander Move the text around the screen.  This is the default.

       -no-wander
               Keep the text centered on the screen.

       -spin   Which  axes  around which the text should spin.  The default is
               "XYZ", meaning rotate it freely  in  space.   "-spin  Z"  would
               rotate  the  text in the plane of the screen while not rotating
               it into or out of the screen; etc.

       -no-spin
               Don’t spin the text at all: the same as -spin "".

       -front  When spinning, never spin all the way around  or  upside  down:
               always face mostly forward so that the text is easily readable.

       -no-front
               Allow spins to go all the way around or upside down.   This  is
               the default.

       -wireframe
               Render in wireframe instead of solid.

       -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.

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 © 2001-2005 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>