shadebobs(6) oscillating vapor trails.


shadebobs [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-ncolors number] [-count number] [-delay number] [-cycles number] [-fps]


This draws smoothly-shaded oscillating oval patterns, that look something like vapor trails or neon tubes.


-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.
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
-ncolors number
Number of Colors. Default: 64.
-count number
Count. 0 - 20. Default: 4.
-delay number
Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 5000 (0.005 seconds.).
-cycles number
Duration. 0 - 100. Default: 10.
Display the current frame rate and CPU load.


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 © 2002 by Shane Smit. 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.


Shane Smit.