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 XFRACTINT(1)                                                   XFRACTINT(1)
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 NAME
      xfractint - fractal generation program

 SYNOPSIS
      xfractint [options] [; comments]

 DESCRIPTION
      Xfractint draws a wide variety of fractals.  Xfractint is a port of
      the IBM PC program fractint.  Xfractint has online documentation which
      should be referenced for most operation information.  Note that the
      online documentation is from fractint, and does not always accurately
      describe xfractint.  A text version of the online documentation can be
      generated by running ``make doc''.

 OPTIONS
      -display display_name
           Specifies the X11 display to use.

      -onroot
           Indicates the resulting images should appear on the root window.
           Note: rubberband zoom boxes don't work on the root window.

      -private
           Indicates that xfractint should allocate as many colors as
           possible in a private colormap.  Normally xfractint will use 128
           colors; this flag will let you use all 256, but may mess up the
           colors in other windows.  This is not necessary if you are using
           greater than 8-bit color.

      -slowdisplay
           Indicates that the machine has a slow display, so the scrolling
           window should be updated infrequently.  Use this flag if
           xfractint hangs on the title screen.

      -fast
           Indicates that xfractint should use the faster drawing mode.
           Instead of drawing each pixel immediately, xfractint will save up
           pixels and then refresh the screen every 5 seconds.  Depending on
           your X implementation, this may make drawing twice as fast.

      -disk
           Use disk video.  That is, generate the picture in memory instead
           of to the screen.  The resulting picture can be saved as a gif
           file or printer file.

      -fixcolors num
           Specifies the number of colors to use.  This number must be a
           power of two.  Also, this number can't be greater than the number
           of colors available.  And, it can't be greater than 256.





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      -geometry WxH[{+-X}{+-Y}]
           This sets the size and position of the image window.  The default
           is 800x600 pixels.

      -share
           Indicates that xfractint should share the current colormap.  That
           is, xfractint uses as many colors as possible, but doesn't modify
           the colormap.  This is not necessary with greater than 8-bit
           colors.

      -simple
           Uses simpler keyboard handling.  Use this flag if you wish to
           debug xfractint with gdb, or else you may get "(gdb)" repeated
           infinitely.

      xxx=yyy
           Sets variable xxx to value yyy.  See the online documentation for
           more details on the possible variables.

      @filename
           Loads parameters from the specified file.

      @filename/groupname
           Reads a named group of parameters from the specified file.

      -psviewer
           Allows the user to change the default postscript viewer.  The
           viewer is called when the user prints an image with ctrl-p. The
           default viewer is gv.

      -ctrlwindow
           Allows the user to have a separate control window similar to the
           ncurses interface.

      -font
           Loads the selected font.

      -fontbold
           Loads the selected bold font.

 BUGS
      There are many bugs and things that haven't been implemented.


      Boundary tracing sometimes locks up.

      Passes=2 has problems??

      Symmetry that is offset slightly doesn't always complete the image.





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      The top of the help screens are messed up.  Starting your xterm with
           -geometry 80x25 fixes this.


      Xfractint uses a bizarre (to Unix users) user interface which was
      directly copied from the IBM version.  If you don't have the
      appropriate keys, use the following key mappings:
      IBM             Unix
      F1 to F10       Shift-1 to Shift-0
      INSERT          I
      DELETE          D
      PAGE_UP         U
      PAGE_DOWN       N
      LEFT_ARROW      H
      RIGHT_ARROW     L
      UP_ARROW        K
      DOWN_ARROW      J
      HOME            O
      END             E
      CTL_PLUS        }
      CTL_MINUS       {

 COPYRIGHT
      Copyright 1991 - 2015 by The Stone Soup Group

 AUTHORS
      The original Unix port was done by Ken Shirriff (shirriff@eng.sun.com).
      Xfractint was updated to Fractint 19.5 by Tim Wegner (twegner@fractint.org)
      under Linux 2.0. Please report updates for other platforms to Tim Wegner.
      The current official release is 20.0.
      The primary authors of Fractint 20.0 are:
      Timothy Wegner         twegner@fractint.org
      Jonathan Osuch         josuch@fractint.org
      George Martin          ggmartin@compuserve.com
      Robin Bussell          robin.b2@ukonline.co.uk



















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