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        fliptext - draws pages of text whose lines transparently flip around


        fliptext  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-window]  [-root]  [-visual
        visual] [-delay  microseconds]  [-program  command]  [-size  integer  ]
        [-columns  integer] [-left | -center | -right] [-lines integer] [-speed
        float] [-delay usecs] [-font xlfd] [-wireframe] [-fps]


        The fliptext program runs another program to generate a stream of text,
        then  animates the lines of that text transparently flipping in and out
        in 3D.


        fliptext 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
        -program sh-command
                This program will be run periodically, and its output  will  be
                the text that is displayed.  Default xscreensaver-text.
                You  can  configure the text printed through the "Advanced" tab
                of xscreensaver-demo(1), or  by  editing  your  ~/.xscreensaver
        -size integer
                How  large  a font to use, in points.  (Well, in some arbitrary
                unit  we're  calling  "points"  for  the  sake  of   argument.)
                Default: 20.
        -columns integer
                At  (approximately)  what  column  to  wrap lines.  Default 80.
                Wrapping is done by pixels,  not  characters,  and  lines  will
                always wrap at the edge of the screen regardless.
        -left | -center | -right
                Whether to align the text flush left, centered, or flush right.
                The default is to choose randomly each time  a  new  screen  of
                text is displayed.
        -lines integer
                How many lines of text should be shown at once.  Default 8.
        -speed ratio
                Change  the  animation speed; 0.5 to go half as fast, 2.0 to go
                twice as fast.
        -delay usecs
                The delay between frames of the  animation;  default  is  10000
                (1/10th second.)
        -font font-name
                The name of the font to use.  For best effect, this should be a
                large font (at least 36 points.)  The bigger the font, the bet-
                ter looking the characters will be.  Note that the size of this
                font affects only the clarity of the characters, not their size
                on the screen: for that, use the -size or -columns options.
                Default: -*-utopia-bold-r-normal-*-*-720-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
        -fps    Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.


        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.
        xscreensaver(1),   xscreensaver-text(1),    fortune(1),    phosphor(6),
        apple2(6),   fontglide(6),   ljlatest(6),  dadadodo(1),  webcollage(6),
        driftnet(1) EtherPEG, EtherPeek


        Copyright (C) 2005 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify,
        distribute,  and  sell this software and its documentation for any pur-
        pose 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  repre-
        sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur-
        pose.  It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.


        Jamie Zawinski <>