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       fliptext - draws pages of text whose lines transparently flip around


       fliptext  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-window]  [-root]  [-visual
       visual] [-delay  microseconds]  [-program  command]  [-size  integer  ]
       [-columns  integer] [-left | -center | -right] [-lines integer] [-speed
       float] [-delay usecs] [-font xlfd] [-wireframe] [-fps]


       The fliptext program runs another program to generate a stream of text,
       then  animates the lines of that text transparently flipping in and out
       in 3D.


       fliptext accepts the following options:

       -window Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.

       -root   Draw on the root window.

               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

       -program sh-command
               This program will be run periodically, and its output  will  be
               the text that is displayed.  Default xscreensaver-text.

               You  can  configure the text printed through the "Advanced" tab
               of xscreensaver-demo(1), or  by  editing  your  ~/.xscreensaver

       -size integer
               How  large  a font to use, in points.  (Well, in some arbitrary
               unit  we're  calling  "points"  for  the  sake  of   argument.)
               Default: 20.

       -columns integer
               At  (approximately)  what  column  to  wrap lines.  Default 80.
               Wrapping is done by pixels,  not  characters,  and  lines  will
               always wrap at the edge of the screen regardless.

       -left | -center | -right
               Whether to align the text flush left, centered, or flush right.
               The default is to choose randomly each time  a  new  screen  of
               text is displayed.

       -lines integer
               How many lines of text should be shown at once.  Default 8.

       -speed ratio
               Change  the  animation speed; 0.5 to go half as fast, 2.0 to go
               twice as fast.

       -delay usecs
               The delay between frames of the  animation;  default  is  10000
               (1/10th second.)

       -font font-name
               The name of the font to use.  For best effect, this should be a
               large font (at least 36 points.)   The  bigger  the  font,  the
               better  looking  the characters will be.  Note that the size of
               this font affects only the clarity of the characters, not their
               size  on  the  screen:  for  that,  use  the  -size or -columns

               Default: -*-utopia-bold-r-normal-*-*-720-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1

       -fps    Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.


       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.


       xscreensaver(1),    xscreensaver-text(1),   fortune(1),   phosphor(6x),
       apple2(6x), fontglide(6x), ljlatest(6x),  dadadodo(1),  webcollage(6x),
       driftnet(1) EtherPEG, EtherPeek


       Copyright  ©  2005 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 <>