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       Kaleidescope - rotating line segments


       kaleidescope   [-display   host:display.screen]   [-foreground   color]
       [-background  color]  [-window]  [-root]  [-install]  [-visual  visual]
       [-color_mode  mono  |  nice  |  greedy] [-nsegments int] [-ntrails int]
       [-local_rotation int] [-global_rotation int]  [-delay  usecs]  [-redmin
       int]  [-greenmin  int] [-bluemin int] [-redrange int] [-greenrange int]
       [-bluerange int] [-fps]


       The kaleidescope program draws line segments  in  a  symmetric  pattern
       that evolves over time.


       kaleidescope accepts the following options:

       -root   Draw on the root window.

       -color_mode mono | nice | greedy
               Specify  how  kaleidescope  uses  colors.  Mono  uses  just the
               default foreground and background colors. Nice uses  one  color
               for each segment (specified by nsegments). Greedy uses (ntrails
               * nsegments) + 1  colors.

               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

       -nsegments integer
               The number of segments to draw. Default is 7.

       -ntrails integer
               The number of trails to draw. Default is 100.

       -local_rotation integer
               The rate at which segments rotate around their center.  Default
               is -59.

       -global_rotation integer
               The  rate  at  which  segments  rotate around the center of the
               window.  Default is 1.

       -redmin, -greenmin, -bluemin, -redrange, -greenrange, -bluerange
               All take an integer argument. When colors are randomly  chosen,
               they  are  chosen  from the interval min to min plus range. The
               minimums default to 30000. The ranges default to 20000.

       -delay microseconds
               How much of a delay should be introduced between steps  of  the
               animation.  Default is 20000, or about 5 frames a second.

       -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), kaleidescope(6x)


       Copyright © 1997 by  Ron  Tapia.   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


       Ron Tapia <>, 20-Mar-97.