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Command Description Package
xloadimage

load images into an X11 window or onto the root window

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anemone

wiggling tentacles

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ant

cellular automaton

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apollonian

Descartes Circle Theorem

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atlantis

draw swimming sharks, whales, and dolphins

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attraction

interactions of opposing forces

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blaster

simulation of space combat

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blitspin

rotate a bitmap in an interesting way

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bouboule

draws spinning 3D blobs

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boxed

draws a box full of 3D bouncing balls that explode

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braid

draws random color-cycling braids around a circle

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bsod

Blue Screen of Death emulator

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bubble3d

3d rising bubbles

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bubbles

frying pan / soft drink simulation

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bumps

move distorting spotlight around desktop

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cage

Escher's impossible cage, for xscreensaver

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ccurve

self-similar linear fractals

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circuit

animates a number of 3D electronic components

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compass

draws a spinning compass

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coral

simulates coral growth, albeit somewhat slowly

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critical

Draw a system showing self-organizing criticality

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crystal

kaleidescope

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cubenetic

cubist 3D undulating blob

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cynosure

gentle overlapping squares screen saver

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dangerball

a 3D ball that periodically extrudes spikes. Ouch!

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decayscreen

make a screen meltdown

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deco

draw tacky 70s basement wall panelling

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deluxe

pulsing sequence of stars, circles, and lines

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demon

celular automaton

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discrete

discrete map iterative function fractal systems

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distort

distort the content of the screen in interesting ways

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drift

draws drifting recursive fractal cosmic flames

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endgame

endgame chess screensaver

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engine

draws a 3D four-stroke engine

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epicycle

draws a point moving around a circle which moves around a cicle which..

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euler2d

two dimensional incompressible inviscid fluid flow

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extrusion

various rotating extruded shapes

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fadeplot

draws a waving ribbon following a sinusoidal path

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flag

draws a waving flag, containing text or an image

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flame

draw weird cosmic fractals

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flipscreen3d

rotates an image of the screen through 3 dimensions

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flow

strange attractors

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fluidballs

the physics of bouncing balls

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forest

draws a fractal forest

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galaxy

draws spinning galaxies

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gears

draw interlocking gears, for xscreensaver

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gflux

rippling surface graphics hack

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glforestfire

draws a GL animation of sprinkling fire-like 3D triangles

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glplanet

rotating 3d texture-mapped planet

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glsnake

OpenGL enhanced Rubik's Snake cyclewaster

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gltext

draws text spinning around in 3D

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goop

squishy transparent oil and bubble screenhack

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grav

draws a simple orbital simulation

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greynetic

draw random stippled/color rectangles

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halo

draw circular interference patterns

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halo

draw circular patterns

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helix

draw helical string-art patterns

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hopalong

draw real plane fractals

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hyperball

2d projection of a 4d object

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hypercube

2d projection of a 4d object

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ifs

draws spinning, colliding iterated-function-system images

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imsmap

generate fractal maps

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interference

decaying sinusoidal waves

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jigsaw

permute the screen image like a jigsaw puzzle

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juggle

juggling man screen saver

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julia

draws spinning, animating julia

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kumppa

spiraling, spinning, splashes of color rush toward the screen

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lament

animates the Lament Configuration

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laser

draws vaguely laser

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lightning

draws fractal lightning bolts

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lisa

draws animated full-loop lisajous figures

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lissie

lissajous figure

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lmorph

morphing lines

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loop

cellular automaton

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maze

an automated X11 demo repeatedly creating and solving a random maze

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menger

3D menger gasket fractal

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moebius

Escher's Moebuis Strip II, with ants

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moire2

circular interference patterns

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molecule

draws 3D moleclear structures

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morph3d

3d morphing objects

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mountain

random 3D plots that look vaguely mountainous

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munch

munching squares screen hack

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nerverot

induces edginess in the viewer

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pedal

pretty geometric picture program

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penetrate

simulates a classic arcade shooting game

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penrose

draws quasiperiodic tilings

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petri

simulates mold growing in a petri dish

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phosphor

simulates an old terminal with long-sustain phosphor

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pipes

fill the screen with a plumbing system

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polyominoes

fill a rectangle with irregularly-shaped blocks

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pulsar

intersecting planes, alpha blending, fog, and textures

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pyro

simulate fireworks

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qix

bounce colored lines around a window

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queens

n queens screensaver

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ripples

interference patterns

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rocks

animation of flying through an asteroid field

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rorschach

simulate ink-blot patterns

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rotor

screen saver

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rotzoomer

animated rotations and scalings of portions of the screen

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rubik

screen saver that solves Rubik's Cube

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sballs

draws balls spinning like crazy in GL

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shadebobs

oscilating vapor trails

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sierpinski3d

3D Sierpinski triangle fractal

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sierpinski

draws Sierpinski triangle fractals

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slidescreen

permute the screen image like an 8-puzzle

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slip

sucks your screen into a jet engine

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sonar

display a sonar scope

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speedmine

simulates speeding down a rocky mineshaft, or a funky dancing worm

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sphere

draws shaded spheres

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spheremonics

3d spherical harmonic shapes

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spiral

draws moving circular spiral patterns

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spotlight

move spotlight around desktop

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sproingies

Q-Bert meets Marble Madness!

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squiral

square spirals screensaver

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stairs

Escher's infinite staircase

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starfish

radially-symmetric throbbing colormap-hacking graphics demo

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starwars

draws a perspective text crawl, like at the beginning of the movie

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stonerview

3D undulating ribbons of squares

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strange

draws strange attractors

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superquadrics

morphing 3d shapes

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swirl

draws swirly color-cycling patterns

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t3d

clock using flying balls to display the time

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thornbird

Bird in a Thornbush fractal

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triangle

random mountains using iterative subdivision of triangles

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truchet

draws curved or angular Truchet patterns

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twang

pluck pieces of the screen

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vermiculate

to move in a worm-like manner

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vidwhacker

grab images and apply random filters to them

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vines

draws pseudo-fractal geometric patterns

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wander

colorful random-walk

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webcollage

decorate the screen with random images from the web

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whirlwindwarp

crazy moving stars

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worm

multicolored worms that crawl around the screen

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xflame

draws animated flames

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xjack

all work and no play makes jack a dull boy

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xlyap

display an array of Lyapunov exponents graphically

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xmatrix

simulates the computer displays from the movie

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xrayswarm

swarms with color trails

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xscreensaver

extensible screen saver framework, plus locking

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xspirograph

simulates the rotation of a disk inside a circular rim

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xsublim

Display (submit) subliminal (conform) messages (obey)

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xteevee

Simulate various TV problems

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zoom

wander around magified desktop

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xsnow

let it snow on your desktop and windows

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