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CMatrix(1) General Commands Manual CMatrix(1)


CMatrix - simulates the display from "The Matrix"


cmatrix [-abBflohnsmVx] [-u update] [-C color]


Shows a scrolling 'Matrix' like screen in Linux


Asynchronous scroll
Bold characters on
All bold characters (overrides -b)
Force the linux $TERM type to be on
Linux mode (sets "matrix.fnt" font in console)
Use old-style scrolling
Print usage and exit
No bold characters (overrides -b and -B)
"Screensaver" mode, exits on first keystroke
"Lambda" mode, every character becomes a lambda
X window mode, use if your xterm is using mtx.pcf
Print version information and exit
Screen update delay 0 - 9, default 4
Use this color for matrix (default green). Valid colors are green, red, blue, white, yellow, cyan, magenta and black.


The following keystrokes are available during execution (unavailable in -s mode)

Toggle asynchronous scroll
Random bold characters
All bold characters
Turn off bold characters
Adjust update speed
! @ # $ % ^ & )
Change the color of the matrix to the corresponding color: ! - red, @ - green, # - yellow, $ - blue, % - magenta, ^ - cyan, & - white, ) - black.
Quit the program


This program is very CPU intensive. Don't be surprised if it eats up over 40% of your CPU at times.


Mon May 3 1999