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       apple2 - Apple ][ display emulator


       apple2  [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background
       color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual]  [-program
       command  to  run]  [-basic]  [-slideshow]  [-text] [-meta] [-esc] [-bs]
       [-del] [-fast] [-fps]


       The apple2 program simulates an original Apple ][ Plus computer in  all
       its 1979 glory. It also reproduces the appearance of display on a color
       television set of the period.

       There are 3 modes: basic, slideshow, and text. Normally  it  chooses  a
       mode  randomly,  but  you  can override with the -basic, -slideshow, or
       -text options.

       In basic mode a simulated user types in a Basic program and runs it.

       In slideshow mode it chooses a number of images from the  image  source
       you   configured   into  XScreenSaver  and  displays  them  within  the
       limitations of the Apple ][ display hardware.  With  only  6  available
       colors, you can only make out the general shape of the pictures.

       In  text  mode it displays the output of a command or the contents of a
       file or URL (via the default xscreensaver-text(1) program, which can be
       overridden with -program).

       In  text  mode,  it is also a fully functional (if anachronistic) vt100
       terminal emulator.


       apple2 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

       -basic  Choose basic mode

               Choose slideshow mode

       -text   Choose text mode

       -program sh-command
               In text mode, the command  to  run  to  generate  the  text  to
               display.  This  option may be any string acceptable to /bin/sh.
               The program will  be  run  at  the  end  of  a  pipe,  and  any
               characters  that  it  prints  to  stdout will be printed on the
               Apple ][ display. If the program exits,  it  will  be  launched
               again after 3 seconds.  Default: xscreensaver-text(1).

               In  text  mode,  apple2  emulates a vt100 terminal running on a
               40x24 uppercase-only screen.

               For example:
               apple2 -text \
                      -program 'cat /usr/src/linux*/README | fold -sw40'
               apple2 -text -program 'ping'
               apple2 -text -program 'ps -e'
               apple2 -text -program 'od -txCz -w7 /dev/urandom'
               apple2 -text -program 'cat /dev/random'
               apple2 -text -fast -program 'xemacs -nw -q -f life'
               apple2 -text -fast \
                      -program 'xemacs -nw -q --eval "(hanoi 5)"'
               You can also use apple2 as an extremely lo-fi  replacement  for
               the xterm(1) and gnome-terminal(1) terminal emulators:
               apple2 -text -fast -program tcsh

       -pty    In  -text  mode,  launch the sub-program under a pty so that it
               can address the screen directly.  This is the default.

       -pipe   In -text mode, launch the sub-program at the end of a pipe:  do
               not let it address the screen directly.

       -esc    When  the user types a key with the Alt or Meta keys held down,
               send an ESC character first.  This is the default.

       -meta   When Meta or Alt are  held  down,  set  the  high  bit  on  the
               character instead.

       -del    Swap Backspace and Delete.  This is the default.

       -bs     Do not swap Backspace and Delete.

       -fast   Normally,  characters  are  printed at the speed of an original
               Apple][  computer;  however,  when  using  this  program  as  a
               terminal  emulator,  the  novelty  of those 300 baud characters
               might wear off.  You can use the -fast option to  speed  things
               up a bit.

       -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.


       By  default,  apple2  allocates  a  pseudo-tty  for the -text-mode sub-
       process to run under.  This has the  desirable  side  effect  that  the
       program  will  be  able  to  use  ioctl(2)  to  fetch information about
       terminal parameters and window  size,  which  many  programs  (such  as
       top(1))  need  to  run  properly.  apple2 will also set the environment
       variable TERM to vt100 in the child process.

       Any characters typed on the apple2 window will be passed along  to  the
       sub-process.  (Note that this only works when running in "window" mode,
       not when running in -root mode under xscreensaver.)


       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.

       TERM    to inform the sub-process of the type of terminal emulation.


       Notable X resources supported include the following which correspond to
       standard TV controls: analogTVTint, analogTVColor,  analogTVBrightness,
       and  analogTVContrast  which  correspond  to standard TV controls. They
       range from 0 to 100,except for tint which is an angle between -180  and


       Apple ][ and Applesoft are trademarks of Apple Computer.


       xscreensaver(1),     bsod(6x),     xscreensaver-text(1),    fortune(1),
       phosphor(6x), starwars(6x), ljlatest(6x), dadadodo(1),  webcollage(6x),
       driftnet(1) EtherPEG, EtherPeek, console_codes(4).


       Copyright  ©  2002-2003  by Trevor Blackwell.  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


       Television and Apple ][ emulation by  Trevor  Blackwell  <>.
       Slideshow and text mode by Jamie Zawinski <>.  Pty and vt100
       emulation by Fredrik Tolf <>.