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       gnubik -  an interactive, graphic Magic cube program.


       gnubik [window_system_options] [-hvs]  [-z n[,m[,p]]]  [-a m]


       This  is  a program which displays a 3 dimensional image of a magic cube, as introduced to
       the world by its Hungarian inventor, Erno Rubik.  The user rotates the blocks of the cube,
       and  attempts to solve the puzzle, by moving all the blocks to their correct positions and
       orientations, resulting in a cube with a single colour on each face.


       The user interacts with the program in the following ways:

   Viewing the Cube
       The viewing position may be altered using the arrow keys or by using the mouse.  The  left
       and right arrow keys rotate the cube about the vertical axis.  The up and down keys rotate
       the cube about the horizontal axis.  Holding down the shift key whilst pressing  the  left
       and right arrow keys rotates the cube about the z axis.

       To  rotate the cube using the mouse, hold down button 1 and move the mouse anywhere on the
       window.  If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can use this to rotate the cube about the z

   Performing Rotations
       Rotations  are  performed using the mouse.  To manipulate the cube, place the mouse cursor
       on a square in the cube, against the edge facing the direction you want to move, and click
       button 1.

       The mouse cursor will indicate the direction of rotation.


       The following options may be specified on the command line at invocation.

       -z n,m,p
              Draws  a cube of size n x m x p, where n,m and p are positive.  The default size is
              3 x 3 x 3.

       -a m   When rotating parts of the cube, show m intermediate positions.   The  default  for
              this  value  is  2.   Setting to a higher value, will give smoother animations, but
              will result in a slower program.

       -s     Starts with the cube already solved.  By default, it starts in a random position.

       -h     Display a help message and exit.

       -v     Display version number and then exit.


       The code for gnubik is written in C and Scheme. It uses the Mesa/OpenGL graphics  library,
       and  the Gtk+ library and Guile.  As such, it should be easy to generate a version for any
       system complying with these standards.


       The rendering process is slower than it could be, since  display  lists  aren't  currently
       used.   The  entire  image  is  re-rendered,  during  each  refresh,  regardless  of which
       components have changed their appearance.


       Copyright (C) 1998, 2011 John Darrington.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the  GNU  General  Public  License  as  published  by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program.
       If not, see <>.