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       spiral - draws moving circular spiral patterns


       spiral  [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background
       color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual]  [-ncolors
       integer] [-delay microseconds] [-count integer]



       The spiral program draws moving circular spiral patterns


       spiral 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 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

       -ncolors integer
               How many colors should be used (if possible).  Default 64.  The
               colors are chosen randomly.

       -count integer
               Default 40.

       -cycles integer
               Default 350.

       -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.


       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), xlock(1)


       Copyright © 1994 by Darrick Brown.

       Permission  to  use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
       documentation for any  purpose  and  without  fee  is  hereby  granted,
       provided  that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
       both that  copyright  notice  and  this  permission  notice  appear  in
       supporting documentation.


       Darrick Brown, 1994.

       Improved by Peter Schmitzberger <>, 24-Jul-95.

       Ability  to run standalone or with xscreensaver added by Jamie Zawinski
       <>, 10-May-97.