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sierpinski: draws Sierpinski triangle fractals


sierpinski - draws Sierpinski triangle fractals


sierpinski [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-ncolors integer] [-delay microseconds] [-cycles integer] [-count integer]



The sierpinski program draws Sierpinski triangle fractals.


sierpinski accepts the following options:
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.
Install a private colormap for the window.
-visual visual
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.
-ncolors integer
How many colors should be used (if possible). Default 64. The colors are chosen randomly.
-cycles integer

-count integer

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.


Copyright © 1996 by Desmond Daignault.

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.


Desmond Daignault <tekdd [at]>, 05-Sep-96. (Original xlock version was called tri.c.)

Ability to run standalone or with xscreensaver added by Jamie Zawinski <jwz [at]>, 10-May-97. (Renamed to sierpinski.)


X(1), xscreensaver(1), xlock(1)