helix - draw helical string-art patterns
helix [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background
color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-erase-speed usecs] [-erase-mode
integer] [-delay seconds] [-install] [-visual visual] [-fps]
The helix program draws interesting patterns composed of line segments
in random colors.
helix accepts the following options:
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
-mono If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.
This sets the number of seconds that the helix will be on the
This sets the amount of time to pause periodically while
Install a private colormap for the window.
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a
visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific
-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.
Copyright © 1992 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 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
Jamie Zawinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 13-aug-92. Screen eraser improved by
Johannes Keukelaar <email@example.com>,