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glknots(6x) XScreenSaver manual glknots(6x)


glknots - generates some twisting 3d knot patterns


glknots [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--delay number] [--speed float] [--segments int] [--thickness float] [--duration seconds] [--no-wander] [--spin XYZ] [--wireframe] [--fps]


Generates some twisting 3d knot patterns. Spins 'em around.


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.
--window-id number
Draw on the specified window.
Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 30000 (0.03 seconds.).
Larger numbers mean run faster. Default: 1.0.
Number of segments in each path. Default 800. Larger numbers make the curves smoother, at the expense of a higher polygon count.
How thick the tubes should be. Default 0.3.
How long to leave each knot up. Default 8 seconds.
Whether the cubes should wander around the screen.
Which axes, if any, to spin around on.
Render in wireframe instead of solid.
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.
The window ID to use with --root.


X(1), xscreensaver(1)


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Jamie Zawinski.

6.09 (07-Jun-2024) X Version 11