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       xfractint - fractal generation program


       xfractint [options] [; comments]


       Xfractint  draws  a  wide  variety of fractals.  Xfractint is a port of the IBM PC program
       fractint.  Xfractint  has  online  documentation  which  should  be  referenced  for  most
       operation  information.  Note that the online documentation is from fractint, and does not
       always accurately describe xfractint.  A text version of the online documentation  can  be
       generated by running ``make doc''.


       -display display_name
              Specifies the X11 display to use.

              Indicates  the resulting images should appear on the root window.  Note: rubberband
              zoom boxes don't work on the root window.

              Indicates that xfractint should allocate as many colors as possible  in  a  private
              colormap.   Normally  xfractint will use 128 colors; this flag will let you use all
              256, but may mess up the colors in other windows.  This is not necessary if you are
              using greater than 8-bit color.

              Indicates  that  the  machine has a slow display, so the scrolling window should be
              updated infrequently.  Use this flag if xfractint hangs on the title screen.

       -fast  Indicates that xfractint should use the faster drawing mode.   Instead  of  drawing
              each  pixel  immediately, xfractint will save up pixels and then refresh the screen
              every 5 seconds.  Depending on your X implementation, this may make  drawing  twice
              as fast.

       -disk  Use  disk video.  That is, generate the picture in memory instead of to the screen.
              The resulting picture can be saved as a gif file or printer file.

       -fixcolors num
              Specifies the number of colors to use.  This number must be a power of two.   Also,
              this number can't be greater than the number of colors available.  And, it can't be
              greater than 256.

       -geometry WxH[{+-X}{+-Y}]
              This sets the size and position of  the  image  window.   The  default  is  800x600

       -share Indicates  that  xfractint  should  share the current colormap.  That is, xfractint
              uses as many colors as possible, but doesn't modify  the  colormap.   This  is  not
              necessary with greater than 8-bit colors.

              Uses  simpler keyboard handling.  Use this flag if you wish to debug xfractint with
              gdb, or else you may get "(gdb)" repeated infinitely.

              Sets variable xxx to value yyy.  See the online documentation for more  details  on
              the possible variables.

              Loads parameters from the specified file.

              Reads a named group of parameters from the specified file.

              Allows the user to change the default postscript viewer.  The viewer is called when
              the user prints an image with ctrl-p. The default viewer is gv.

              Allows the user to have a separate control window similar to the ncurses interface.

       -font  Loads the selected font.

              Loads the selected bold font.


       There are many bugs and things that haven't been implemented.

       Boundary tracing sometimes locks up.

       Passes=2 has problems??

       Symmetry that is offset slightly doesn't always complete the image.

       The top of the help screens are messed up.  Starting your xterm with
              -geometry 80x25 fixes this.

       Xfractint uses a bizarre (to Unix users) user interface which was directly copied from the
       IBM version.  If you don't have the appropriate keys, use the following key mappings:
       IBM             Unix
       F1 to F10       Shift-1 to Shift-0
       INSERT          I
       DELETE          D
       PAGE_UP         U
       PAGE_DOWN       N
       LEFT_ARROW      H
       RIGHT_ARROW     L
       UP_ARROW        K
       DOWN_ARROW      J
       HOME            O
       END             E
       CTL_PLUS        }
       CTL_MINUS       {


       Copyright 1991 - 2010 by The Stone Soup Group


       The original Unix port was done by Ken Shirriff (
       Xfractint was updated to Fractint 19.5 by Tim Wegner (
       under Linux 2.0. Please report updates for other platforms to Tim Wegner.
       The current official release is 20.0.
       The primary authors of Fractint 20.0 are:
       Timothy Wegner
       Jonathan Osuch
       George Martin
       Robin Bussell

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