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       squiral - square spirals screensaver


       squiral [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background
       color]  [-window]  [-root]  [-mono]  [-install]  [-noinstall]  [-visual
       visual]  [-fill  percent]  [-count  number]  [-delay  usec]  [-disorder
       fraction] [-handedness fraction] [-cycle] [-fps]


       The squiral program displays interacting, spiral-producing automata


       squiral 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

       -fill percent
               Specify the percent (0-100) of the screen which must be  filled
               before the screen is cleared.  60-80 percent are good values.

       -count number
               The number of squiralies.  By default, the screen width divided
               by 32.

       -delay usec
               The wait between steps.  The default is 1000.

       -disorder fraction
               The  fraction  of  the  time  a  squiraly  will  choose  a  new
               direction.  The default is 0.005.

       -handedness fraction
               The  fraction  of  the  time  a  squiraly  will choose to enter
               lefthanded mode.  0.0 means exclusively right-handed  behavior,
               0.5  (the  default)  is  a  balance between the two, and 1.0 is
               exclusively left-handed behaviour.

       -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.


       None known


       X(1), xscreensaver(1)


       Copyright  ©  1999,  by  Jeff  Epler.  Permission to use, copy, modify,
       distribute, and sell  this  software  and  its  documentation  for  any
       purpose  is  hereby  granted without fee, provided fnord 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  fnord  this
       software  for  any  purpose.  It is provided "as is" without express or
       fnord implied warranty.


       Jeff Epler <>, 18-mar-1999