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       starfish - radially-symmetric throbbing colormap-hacking graphics demo


       starfish  [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window]
       [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual]  [-delay  usecs]  [-delay2  secs]  [-thickness
       pixels] [-rotation degrees] [-duration seconds] [-colors int] [-blob] [-no-blob] [-fps]


       The starfish program draws radially symmetric objects, which expand, contract, rotate, and
       turn inside out.  It uses these shapes to lay down a field  of  smooth  colors,  and  then
       rotates the colormap.


       starfish 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 visual.

       -delay microseconds
               How much of a delay should be introduced between steps of the animation.   Default
               10000, or about 1/100th second.

       -thickness pixels
               How  wide  each color band should be.  Default 0, meaning random (the chosen value
               will be between 0 and 15.)

       -rotation degrees
               How quickly the objects should rotate at each step.   Default  0,  meaning  random
               (the chosen value will be between 0 and 12 degrees.)

       -colors int
               How  many  colors  to  use.   Default  200.   The  more  colors,  the smoother the
               transitions will be, and the nicer the resultant images.

       -duration seconds
               How long to run before choosing a new shape.  Default 30 seconds.

       -delay2 seconds
               When duration expires, how long to wait before starting  a  new  run.   Default  5


               If blob option is specified, then the raw shapes will be shown, instead of a field
               of colors generated from them.

       -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), xscreensaver(1)


       Copyright © 1997 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 <>, 14-Jun-97.