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fireworkx(6x) XScreenSaver manual fireworkx(6x)


fireworkx - pyrotechnic explosions eye-candy.


fireworkx [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--verbose] [--no-flash] [--shoot] [--delay number] [--maxlife number] [--fps]


Animates explosions.


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.
Turn off light flash effect. (Runs faster)
Fire shells up using mortar.
Delay between frames. In microseconds. (Default: 10000)
Maximum decay period for an explosion. (Range: 0-100)
For scientific research purposes only..!
Display the current frame rate and CPU load.


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)


Copyright © 1999-2013 by Rony B Chandran. 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.


Written by Rony B Chandran <>
Additional programming and support:
Rugmini R Chandran <>
Renuka S <>
Jean-Pierre Demailly <>
Nicholas Miell <>

6.08 (10-Oct-2023) X Version 11