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fliptext(6)		      XScreenSaver manual		   fliptext(6)

       fliptext	- draws	pages of text whose lines transparently	flip around

       fliptext	[-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-visual vis-
       ual] [-delay microseconds] [-program command] [-size integer  ]	[-col-
       umns  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

       -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

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

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

       -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 bet-
	       ter 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(6),  ap-
       ple2(6),	 fontglide(6), ljlatest(6), dadadodo(1), webcollage(6),	drift-
       net(1) EtherPEG,	EtherPeek

       Copyright (C) 2005 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify,
       distribute,  and	 sell this software and	its documentation for any pur-
       pose 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	repre-
       sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur-
       pose.  It is provided "as is" without express or	implied	warranty.

       Jamie Zawinski <>

X Version 11		      5.44 (20-Mar-2020)		   fliptext(6)


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