wormhole - animation of flying through a wormhole


wormhole [-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-visual visual] [-root] [-stars n] [-delay usecs] [-zspeed n] [-fps]


The wormhole program shows an animation of flying through a tunnel surrounded by streaks of light.


wormhole accepts the following options:
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
-mono Make all the rocks the same color.
-install 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.
-stars integer
 Number of stars to create every animation loop.
-zspeed integer
 Speed light streaks fly by.
-delay microseconds
 Number of microseconds to delay between each frame. Default 10000, meaning about 1/100th second. Compare and contrast with -zspeed, above.
-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 © 2004 by Jon Rafkind. 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.


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