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        starwars - draws a perspective text crawl, like at the beginning of the


        starwars  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-window]  [-root]  [-visual
        visual]  [-delay  microseconds]  [-program  command]  [-size  integer ]
        [-columns integer] [-wrap  |  -no-wrap]  [-left  |  -center  |  -right]
        [-lines  integer]  [-spin float] [-steps integer] [-delay usecs] [-font
        xlfd] [-no-textures] [-no-smooth] [-no-thick] [-fps]


        The starwars program runs another program to generate a stream of text,
        then  animates  that text receeding into the background at an angle, in
        front of a star field.


        starwars accepts the following options:
        -window Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.
        -root   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
        -program sh-command
                The command to run to  generate  the  text  to  display.   This
                option  may  be  any string acceptable to /bin/sh.  The program
                will be run at the end of a pipe, and any  characters  that  it
                prints  to  stdout  will be printed on the starwars window.  If
                the program exits, it will be launched again after we have pro‐
                cessed all the text it produced.
                Note  that  starwars  is not a terminal emulator: programs that
                try to directly address the screen will not do what  you  might
                expect.  This program merely draws the characters on the screen
                left to right, top to bottom, in perspective.  Lines (may) wrap
                when they reach the right edge.
fortune(1) will work, but pro‐
top(1) won’t.
                Some examples:
                     starwars -program ’cat /usr/src/linux*/README’
                     starwars -columns 30 -program ’ping www.starwars.com’
                     starwars -left -no-wrap -program ’ps -auxwwf’
                     starwars -left -no-wrap -columns 45 -program ’top -bn1’
                     starwars -left -columns 40 -program ’od -txC /dev/urandom’
                     starwars -font fixed -program ’od -txC /dev/urandom’
        -size integer
                How large a font to use, in points.  (Well, in  some  arbitrary
                unit   we’re  calling  "points"  for  the  sake  of  argument.)
                Default: 24.
        -columns integer
                How many columns of text should be visible on the  bottom  line
                of the screen.  Default: 60.
                Only  one  of  -columns and -size may be specified; if both are
                specified, -columns takes priority.
        -wrap   Word-wrap lines when they reach the rightmost column.  This  is
                the default.
                Do  not  word-wrap: just let the lines go off the right side of
                the screen.
        -left | -center | -right
                Whether to align the text flush left, centered, or flush right.
                The default is centered.
        -lines integer
                How  many  lines  should  be allowed to be on the screen before
                they fall off the end.  The default is 125.
        -spin float
                The star field on the background slowly rotates.  This  is  how
                fast.  The default is 0.03.
        -steps integer
                How  many  steps  should  be used to scroll a single line.  The
                default is 35.  If the animation looks jerky to  you,  increase
                this number.
        -delay usecs
                The  delay  between  steps  of  the animation; default is 40000
                (1/25th second.)
        -font font-name
                The name of the font to use.  For best effect, this should be a
                large font (at least 36 points.)  The bigger the font, the bet‐
                ter looking the characters will be.  Note that the size of this
                font affects only the clarity of the characters, not their size
                on the screen: for that, use the -size or -columns options.
                Default: -*-utopia-bold-r-normal-*-*-720-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
                Instead of texture-mapping a real font to render the text,  use
                a  built-in  font composed of line segments.  On graphics cards
                without texture support, the line-segment font will  have  much
                better performance.
                When using the line-segment font, turn off anti-aliasing of the
                lines used to draw the font.  This will make the text blockier,
                but may improve performance.
                When  using  the line-segment font, turn off use of thick lines
                for the characters that are close to the foreground.  This will
                make  the  text appear unnaturally skinny, but may improve per‐
        -fps    Display a running tally of how many frames per second are being
                rendered.   In  conjunction with -delay 0, this can be a useful
                benchmark of your GL performance.


        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.
fortune(1),   phosphor(6x),
dadadodo(1),  webcollage(6x),
driftnet(1) EtherPEG, EtherPeek


        Copyright  © 1998-2005 by Jamie Zawinski and Claudio Matsuoka.  Permis‐
        sion 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 docu‐
        mentation.  No representations are made about the suitability  of  this
        software  for  any  purpose.  It is provided "as is" without express or
        implied warranty.


        Jamie  Zawinski  <jwz@jwz.org>  and  Claudio  Matauoka   <claudio@hell‐


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