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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
               drawing.

       -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.

SEE ALSO

       X(1), xscreensaver(1)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  ©  1992 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify,
       distribute, and sell  this  software  and  its  documentation  for  any
       purpose  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 representations are made about the suitability of this software  for
       any  purpose.   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.