xflame - draws animated flames


xflame [-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-install] [-visual visual] [-foreground color] [-hspread int] [-vspread int] [-residual int] [-variance int] [-vartrend int] [-bloom -no-bloom] [-bitmap xbm-file] [-baseline int] [-fps]


The xflame program draws animated flames across the bottom of the screen. The flames occasionally flare up. If a bitmap is specified, that image will float above the flames, burning.


xflame accepts the following options:
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
-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.
-foreground color or -fg color
 The color of the flames; default red. (The background color is always black.)
-bitmap filename
 Specifies the bitmap file to use (a monochrome XBM file.) The name "none" means not to use a bitmap at all. If unspecified, a built-in image will be used.
The other options are arcane. If someone would care to document them, that would be great.
-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 © 1996-1999 by Carsten Haitzler. 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.


Primarily written by Carsten Haitzler <>. Modified over the years by Rahul Jain <>, Daniel Zahn <>, and Jamie Zawinski <>.

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