whirlwindwarp — crazy moving stars


whirlwindwarp [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-points integer] [-tails integer] [-fps]


whirlwindwarp plots stars moving according to various forcefields (simple 2D equations).


This screensaver may be dangerous for your eyes. Please don't watch it for too long!


whirlwindwarp accepts the following options:
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
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.
-points integer
The number of stars plotted (default 400).
-tails integer
The length of the tail of each star (default 8).
Display the current frame rate and CPU load.


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.


Paul "Joey" Clark <pclark@cs.bris.ac.uk> 10-Oct-00