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       gltext - draws text spinning around in 3D


       gltext   [-display   host:display.screen]   [-window]  [-root]  [-visual  visual]  [-delay
       microseconds] [-text string] [-program command] [-wander] [-no-wander] [-spin axes]  [-no-
       spin] [-front] [-no-front] [-wireframe] [-fps]


       The  gltext program draws some text spinning around in 3D, using a font that appears to be
       made of solid tubes.


       gltext 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 visual.

       -text string
               The  text  to  display.  This may contain newlines, but it shouldn't be very long.
               The default is to display the machine name and OS version.

               This may also be a format string acceptable to date(1) and strftime(3),  in  which
               case,  it  will  be  updated  once  a  second.   So to make this program display a
               spinning digital clock, you could do this:
               gltext -text "%A%n%d %b %Y%n%l:%M:%S %p"
               To include a literal `%', you must double it: `%%'.

               See the man page for strftime(3) for more details.

       -program command
               The given program is run,  and  its  output  is  displayed.   If  specified,  this
               overrides  -text.   The  program will be re-run every 5 seconds to re-generate the
               text.  It should run quickly, and shouldn't generate too much text.

       -wander Move the text around the screen.  This is the default.

               Keep the text centered on the screen.

       -spin   Which axes around which the text should  spin.   The  default  is  "XYZ",  meaning
               rotate  it  freely  in space.  "-spin Z" would rotate the text in the plane of the
               screen while not rotating it into or out of the screen; etc.

               Don't spin the text at all: the same as -spin "".

       -front  When spinning, never spin all the way around or upside down:  always  face  mostly
               forward so that the text is easily readable.

               Allow spins to go all the way around or upside down.  This is the default.

               Render in wireframe instead of solid.

       -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.


       X(1), xscreensaver(1)


       Copyright © 2001-2005 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 warranty.


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