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CMatrix - simulates the display from "The Matrix"

CMatrix(1) General Commands Manual CMatrix(1)

NAME

CMatrix - simulates the display from "The Matrix"

SYNOPSIS

cmatrix [-abBflohnsVx] [-u update] [-C color]

DESCRIPTION

Shows a scrolling 'Matrix' like screen in Linux

OPTIONS

-a
Asynchronous scroll
-b
Bold characters on
-B
All bold characters (overrides -b)
-f
Force the linux $TERM type to be on
-l
Linux mode (sets "matrix.fnt" font in console)
-o
Use old-style scrolling
-h, -?
Print usage and exit
-n
No bold characters (overrides -b and -B)
-s
"Screensaver" mode, exits on first keystroke
-x
X window mode, use if your xterm is using mtx.pcf
-V
Print version information and exit
-u delay
Screen update delay 0 - 9, default 4
-C color
Use this color for matrix (default green). Valid colors are green, red, blue, white, yellow, cyan, magenta and black.

KEYSTROKES

The following keystrokes are available during execution (unavailable in -s mode)
a
Toggle asynchronous scroll
b
Random bold characters
B
All bold characters
n
Turn off bold characters
0-9
Adjust update speed
! @ # $ % ^ & )
Change the color of the matrix to the corresponding color: ! - red, @ - green, # - yellow, $ - blue, % - magenta, ^ - cyan, & - white, ) - black.
q
Quit the program

BUGS

This program is very CPU intensive. Don't be surprised if it eats up over 40% of your CPU at times.

HOMEPAGE

The CMatrix homepage is currently at http://www.asty.org/cmatrix.

AUTHORS

Chris Allegretta (chrisa@asty.org), with a lot of help from many other people. See README file for details.
Mon May 3 1999 Debian Sid