gltext - draws text spinning around in 3D
] [-window] [-root] [-visual
] [-delay microseconds
] [-text string
] [-wander] [-no-wander] [-spin axes
] [-no-spin] [-front]
[-no-front] [-wireframe] [-fps]
program draws some text spinning around in 3D, using a font
that appears to be made of solid tubes.
accepts the following options:
- Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
- 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 visual.
- -text string
- The text to display. This may contain newlines, but it
shouldn't be very long. The default is to display the machine name and OS
This may also be a format string acceptable to date(1) and
strftime(3), in which case, it will be updated once a
second. So to make this program display a spinning digital clock, you
could do this:
gltext -text "%A%n%d %b %Y%n%l:%M:%S %p"
To include a literal `%', you must double it: `%%'.
See the man page for strftime(3) for more details.
- -program command
- The given program is run, and its output is displayed. If
specified, this overrides -text. The output of this program will be
repeatedely displayed, with new pages of text shifting in every few
seconds. Lines should be relatively short. You might try:
-program 'xscreensaver-text --cols 20'
- Move the text around the screen. This is the default.
- Keep the text centered on the screen.
- Which axes around which the text should spin. The default
is "XYZ", meaning rotate it freely in space. " -spin
Z" would rotate the text in the plane of the screen while not
rotating it into or out of the screen; etc.
- Don't spin the text at all: the same as -spin
- When spinning, never spin all the way around or upside
down: always face mostly forward so that the text is easily readable.
- Allow spins to go all the way around or upside down. This
is the default.
- Render in wireframe instead of solid.
- Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon
- 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.
Copyright © 2001-2014 by Jamie Zawinski. 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
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appear in supporting documentation. No representations are made about the
suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is"
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