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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

       -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
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       notice  and  this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.
       No representations are made about the suitability of this software  for
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