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       memscroller - scrolls a dump of its own RAM across the screen


       memscroller  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-window] [-root] [-mono]
       [-install] [-visual visual] [-font font] [-delay int] [-mono |  -color]
       [-ram | -random | -filename file]


       The memscroller program scrolls a dump of its own process memory across
       the screen in three windows at three different rates.


       memscroller accepts the following options:

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

       -root   Draw on the root window.

               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

       -color  Render each three bytes of memory as R,  G,  B.   This  is  the

       -mono   Render each byte of memory in shades of green.

       -ram    Read from the process’s address space.  This is the default.

       -random Instead of reading from memory, generate random numbers.

       -filename file
               Instead  of reading from memory, read from the given file until
               EOF, then re-open it.  If you have permission, /dev/mem  is  an
               interesting  choice  here.   (Note  that  /dev/null  won’t ever
               display anything, because it returns EOF without ever returning
               any data.)

       -delay microseconds
               How  much  of a delay should be introduced between steps of the
               animation.  Default 100000, or about 1/10th second.


       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

               to get the name of a resource file that  overrides  the  global
               resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


       X(1), xscreensaver(1)


       Copyright  ©  2004 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


       Jamie Zawinski <>, 14-Aug-2004.