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       fliptext - draws pages of text whose lines transparently flip around


       fliptext   [-display  host:display.screen]  [-window]  [-root]  [-visual  visual]  [-delay
       microseconds] [-program command] [-size integer ] [-columns integer] [-left  |  -center  |
       -right] [-lines integer] [-speed float] [-delay usecs] [-font xlfd] [-wireframe] [-fps]


       The  fliptext program runs another program to generate a stream of text, then animates the
       lines of that text transparently flipping in and out in 3D.


       fliptext 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.

       -program sh-command
               This  program  will  be  run periodically, and its output will be the text that is
               displayed.  Default xscreensaver-text.

               You  can  configure   the   text   printed   through   the   "Advanced"   tab   of
               xscreensaver-demo(1), or by editing your ~/.xscreensaver file.

       -size integer
               How  large  a font to use, in points.  (Well, in some arbitrary unit we're calling
               "points" for the sake of argument.)  Default: 20.

       -columns integer
               At (approximately) what column to wrap lines.  Default 80.  Wrapping  is  done  by
               pixels,  not  characters,  and  lines  will  always wrap at the edge of the screen

       -left | -center | -right
               Whether to align the text flush left, centered, or flush right.  The default is to
               choose randomly each time a new screen of text is displayed.

       -lines integer
               How many lines of text should be shown at once.  Default 8.

       -speed ratio
               Change the animation speed; 0.5 to go half as fast, 2.0 to go twice as fast.

       -delay usecs
               The delay between frames of the animation; default is 10000 (1/10th second.)

       -font font-name
               The  name  of  the  font to use.  For best effect, this should be a large font (at
               least 36 points.)  The bigger the font, the better looking the characters will be.
               Note  that  the  size of this font affects only the clarity of the characters, not
               their size on the screen: for that, use the -size or -columns options.

               Default: -*-utopia-bold-r-normal-*-*-720-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1

       -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.


       xscreensaver(1),     xscreensaver-text(1),     fortune(1),    phosphor(6x),    apple2(6x),
       fontglide(6x), ljlatest(6x), dadadodo(1), webcollage(6x), driftnet(1) EtherPEG, EtherPeek


       Copyright © 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.


       Jamie Zawinski <>