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       xflip, meltdown - astonish your friends with interesting X effects


       xflip  [-planes]  [-vert]  [-oblic]  [-fast  | -random] [-times number]
       [-display displayname]
       meltdown [-planes] [-display displayname] [-delay x] [-wait n]


       This manual page documents briefly the xflip,  and  meltdown  commands.
       This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but
       may be used by others), because the original program does  not  have  a
       manual page.

       The  programs  play  with  the  X  display,  producing some interesting
       effects.  One traditional use of these commands is to have them run and
       affect someone else’s X display, as a practical joke.


       -display displayname
              The X display to operate on.

              Operate on a singleplane at a time.

       -vert  Flip the screen vertically.

       -oblic Flip the screen vertically and horizontally at the same time.

              Flip  small  random  peices  of  the screen instead of the while

       -times number
              Specifies the number of  peices  of  the  screen  to  flip  when
              -random is used.  Default is 300.

       -delay x
              Meltdown  may  run  too  fast  on  fast  computers  to  be fully
              appreciated; this can be used to slow  it  down.  If  specified,
              every x times the display is updated, a 1 microsecond delay will
              be inserted. The default is no delay at all.  Reasonable  values
              for x are in the 20 to 200 range.

       -wait n
              Makes  meltdown  wait  for n seconds after the screen is totally


       This manual page was written by Joey Hess,  for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux