deco man page on aLinux
deco(6) XScreenSaver manual deco(6)
deco - draw tacky 70s basement wall panelling
deco [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background
color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-delay
seconds] [-max-depth int] [-min-width int] [-min-height int] [-line-
width yIint] [-smooth-colors] [-golden-ratio] [-mondrian] [-fps]
The deco program subdivides and colors rectangles randomly. It looks
kind of like Brady-Bunch-era rec-room wall paneling. (Raven says:
"This screensaver is ugly enough to peel paint.") Can also produce
more aesthetically pleasing displays via options.
deco 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.
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
How long to wait before starting over. Default 5 seconds.
How deep to subdivide. Default 12.
The size of the smallest rectangle to draw. Default 20x20.
Width of lines drawn between rectangles. Default zero (minimal
Whether to use a smooth color palette instead of a random one.
Less jarring. Default False.
Whether to subdivide rectangles using the golden ratio instead
of 1/2. This ratio is supposed to be more aesthetically pleas‐
ing. Default false.
Whether to imitiate style of some famous paintings by Piet Mon‐
drian. Overrides line-width and colormap options. Default
-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 © 1997 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 26-Apr-97, based on code by Michael D.
Bayne <email@example.com>. Golden ratio and Mondrian settings by Lars Hut‐
X Version 11 5.07 (10-Aug-2008) deco(6)
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