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NAME

        helix - draw helical string-art patterns
 

SYNOPSIS

        helix  [-display  host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background
        color] [-window]  [-root]  [-mono]  [-erase-speed  usecs]  [-erase-mode
        integer] [-delay seconds] [-install] [-visual visual] [-fps]
 

DESCRIPTION

        The  helix program draws interesting patterns composed of line segments
        in random colors.
 

OPTIONS

        helix 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.
 
        -delay seconds
                This sets the number of seconds that the helix will be  on  the
                screen.
 
        -subdelay microseconds
                This  sets the amount of time to pause periodically while draw-
                ing.
 
        -install
                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
                visual.
 
        -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
 

ENVIRONMENT

        DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.
 
        XENVIRONMENT
                to get the name of a resource file that  overrides  the  global
                resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
        X(1), xscreensaver(1)
 

COPYRIGHT

        Copyright (C) 1992 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.
 

AUTHOR

        Jamie  Zawinski  <jwz@jwz.org>,  13-aug-92.   Screen eraser improved by
        Johannes Keukelaar <johannes@nada.kth.se>,
         18-sep-97.