gltext - draws text spinning around in 3D
gltext [-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-visual
visual] [-delay microseconds] [-fps] [-text string] [-wander] [-no-wan-
der] [-spin axes] [-no-spin]
The gltext program draws some text spinning around in 3D, using a font
that appears to be made of solid tubes.
gltext 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.
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a
visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific
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 version.
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.
-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.
-wander Move the text around the screen. This is the default.
Keep the text centered on the screen.
-spin 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 "".
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 (C) 2001 by Jamie Zawinski. Permission to use, copy, modify,
distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any pur-
pose 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 repre-
sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur-
pose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
Jamie Zawinski <email@example.com>
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