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        starfish - radially-symmetric throbbing colormap-hacking graphics demo


        starfish  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-foreground  color] [-back-
        ground color] [-window] [-root]  [-mono]  [-install]  [-visual  visual]
        [-delay  usecs]  [-delay2 secs] [-thickness pixels] [-rotation degrees]
        [-duration seconds] [-colors int] [-blob] [-no-blob] [-fps]


        The starfish program draws radially symmetric  objects,  which  expand,
        contract,  rotate,  and  turn  inside out.  It uses these shapes to lay
        down a field of smooth colors, and then rotates the colormap.


        starfish 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
        -delay microseconds
                How much of a delay should be introduced between steps  of  the
                animation.  Default 10000, or about 1/100th second.
        -thickness pixels
                How  wide each color band should be.  Default 0, meaning random
                (the chosen value will be between 0 and 15.)
        -rotation degrees
                How quickly the objects should rotate at each step.  Default 0,
                meaning  random  (the  chosen  value  will  be between 0 and 12
        -colors int
                How many colors to use.  Default 200.   The  more  colors,  the
                smoother  the  transitions will be, and the nicer the resultant
        -duration seconds
                How long to run before choosing a new shape.  Default  30  sec-
        -delay2 seconds
                When  duration  expires, how long to wait before starting a new
                run.  Default 5 seconds.
                If blob option is specified, then the raw shapes will be shown,
                instead of a field of colors generated from them.
        -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)


        Copyright (C) 1997 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 <>, 14-Jun-97.