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       binaryring  -  A  system  of  path  tracing particles evolves continuously from an initial


       binaryring [-fps] [-install]  [-noinstall]  [-mono]  [-root]  [-visual  visual]  [-window]
       [-window-id  window-id]  [-color]  [-no-color]  [-growth-delay  delayms] [-particle-number
       particles] [-ring-radius radius]


       A system of path tracing particles evolves continuously from an initial circular creation.
       Ages of darkness play arbitrarily with ages of light.

       Ported (with some extensions) from the code by J. Tarbell at


       binaryring accepts the following options:

       -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.

               Install a private colormap for the window.

       -mono   If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.

               Don't install a private colormap for the window.

       -root   Draw on the root 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.

       -window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.

       -window-id window-id
               Specify which window id to use.

       -color (Default)
               Particles have random generated colors that gradually change over time.

               Use the original black and white visualization.

       -growth-delay delayms (Default: 10000)
               Delay in ms between growth cycles. More delay, slower (but less CPU intensive).

       -particles-number particles (Default: 5000)
               The number of particles in the system. With more particles the  fps  can  also  be

       -ring-radius radius (Default: 40)
               The radius of the ring where the particles are born, in pixels.


       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     ©      2003      by      J.      Tarbell      (,

       Ported to XScreensaver by Emilio Del Tessandoro (


       J. Tarbell <>, Jun-03

       Emilio Del Tessandoro <>, Aug-14