skytentacles(6) XScreenSaver manual skytentacles(6)

skytentacles - 3D tentacles from the sky!

skytentacles [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay int] [-speed ratio] [-count int] [-slices int] [-length float] [-wiggliness ratio] [-flexibility ratio] [-color color] [-stripe-color color] [-sucker-color color] [-segments int] [-thickness ratio] [-no-smooth] [-fps]

There is a tentacled abomination in the sky. From above you it devours.

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.
Delay between frames, in microseconds. Default 30000.
Less than 1 for slower, greater than 1 for faster. Default 1.
How many tentacles. Default 8.
Less than 1 for thinner tentacles, greater than 1 for thicker. Default 1.
Length of the tentacles. Default 9.
A measure of how bendy the tentacles are. Smaller numbers result in smoother flexing; larger numbers make it "crinkly". Default 0.35.
Another measure of how bendy the tentacles are. Smaller numbers result in straighter tentacles; larger numbers result in more extreme curves. Default 0.35.
The colors of the various parts of the tentacle. Default green with a redish stripe.
Larger numbers increase number of polygons in the object mesh. Default 32.
Make the tentacles appear faceted instead of smooth.
Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.

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.

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Copyright © 2008 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 warranty.

Jamie Zawinski.

6.02 (11-Oct-2021) X Version 11