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nakagin - Nakagin Capsule Tower screen saver.


nakagin [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--delay number] [--speed number] [--no-spin] [--wander] [--no-tilt] [--wireframe] [--fps]


The Nakagin Capsule Tower was demolished in 2022, but this version will continue to grow forever.

Constructed in 1972, the building was composed of small prefabricated rooms attached to the two central towers. The capsules were intended to be mass produced and replaceable. Utilities and fittings were installed before the capsules were shipped to the site.


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).
Animation speed. 2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.
Whether the building should slowly rotate.
Whether the building should wander around the screen.
Whether the observer should look up and down.
Render in wireframe instead of solid.
Whether to show a frames-per-second display at the bottom of the screen.


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