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       deco - draw tacky 70s basement wall panelling


       deco  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-foreground color] [-background
       color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install]  [-visual  visual]  [-delay
       seconds]  [-max-depth  int]  [-min-width int] [-min-height int] [-line-
       width yIint] [-smooth-colors] [-golden-ratio] [-mondrian] [-fps]


       The deco program subdivides and colors rectangles randomly.   It  looks
       kind  of  like  Brady-Bunch-era  rec-room  wall paneling.  (Raven says:
       "This screensaver is ugly enough to peel  paint.")   Can  also  produce
       more aesthetically pleasing displays via options.


       deco 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 seconds
               How long to wait before starting over.  Default 5 seconds.

       -max-depth integer
               How deep to subdivide.  Default 12.

       -min-width integer

       -min-height integer
               The size of the smallest rectangle to draw.  Default 20x20.

       -line-width integer
               Width  of lines drawn between rectangles. Default zero (minimal


               Whether to use a smooth color palette instead of a random  one.
               Less jarring. Default False.


               Whether  to subdivide rectangles using the golden ratio instead
               of 1/2.  This  ratio  is  supposed  to  be  more  aesthetically
               pleasing. Default false.


               Whether  to  imitiate  style  of  some famous paintings by Piet
               Mondrian.  Overrides line-width and colormap  options.  Default

       -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
       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


       Jamie  Zawinski  <>,  26-Apr-97, based on code by Michael D.
       Bayne <>. Golden ratio  and  Mondrian  settings  by  Lars