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       galaxy - draws spinning galaxies


       galaxy  [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background
       color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual]  [-ncolors
       integer]  [-delay  microseconds]  [-cycles  integer]  [-count  integer]
       [-size integer] [-tracks] [-no-tracks] [-spin] [-no-spin]



       The galaxy program draws spinning galaxies.


       galaxy 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

       -ncolors integer
               How many colors should be used (if possible).  Default 64.  The
               colors  used  cycle  through the hue, making N stops around the
               color wheel.

       -cycles integer

       -count integer

       -size integer





       -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), xlock(1)


       Copyright © 1994 by Hubert Feyrer.

       Permission  to  use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
       documentation for any  purpose  and  without  fee  is  hereby  granted,
       provided  that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
       both that  copyright  notice  and  this  permission  notice  appear  in
       supporting documentation.


       Original Amiga version by Uli Siegmund <>
        for EGS in Cluster.

       Ported from Cluster/EGS to C/Intuition by Harald Backert.

       Ported  to  X11  and  xlockmore by Hubert Feyrer <hubert.feyrer@rz.uni->, 30-Sep-94.

       Modified by David Bagley <>, 23-Oct-94.

       Modified by Dave Mitchell <>, 7-Apr-97.

       Ability to run standalone or with xscreensaver added by Jamie  Zawinski
       <>, 10-May-97.