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       flag - draws a waving flag, containing text or an image


       flag  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-foreground color] [-background
       color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual]  [-ncolors
       integer] [-delay microseconds] [-cycles integer] [-size integer] [-text
       string] [-font font] [-bitmap xbm-file]



       The flag program draws a waving flag that contains text or a bitmap.


       flag 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 200.

       -cycles integer

       -count integer

       -size integer
               How large the pixels in the flag should be, from 1  to  8.   If
               this  is  a  negative number, the pixel size is chosen randomly
               from the range 1 to -size.  Default -7.

       -text text
               The text to display in the flag.  Multiple lines  of  text  are
               allowed; the lines will be displayed centered atop one another.
               Default: none.  If the text is the  magic  string  "(default)",
               then  the  text used will be the local machine name; a newline;
               and the local OS version.

       -bitmap xbm-file
               The bitmap to display in the flag; this must  be  an  XBM  file
               (color XPMs are not allowed.)  Default: none.  If the bitmap is
               the magic string "(default)", then the bitmap used  will  be  a
               charming little picture of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs.

               If  neither  -text  nor  -bitmap are specified, then either the
               builtin text or the builtin bitmap will be chosen randomly.

       -font font
               The  font  in  which  to  draw  the  text;   the   default   is

       -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 © 1996 Charles Vidal.

       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.


       Charles Vidal <>, 1996.

       Ability to run standalone or  with  xscreensaver,  and  the  -text  and
       -bitmap options, added by Jamie Zawinski <>, 24-May-97.