CMatrix - simulates the display from "The Matrix"
[-abBflohnsVx] [-u update] [-C color]
Shows a scrolling 'Matrix' like screen in Linux
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
- -h, -?
Print usage and exit
No bold characters (overrides -b and -B)
"Screensaver" mode, exits on first keystroke
X window mode, use if your xterm is using mtx.pcf
Print version information and exit
- -u delay
Screen update delay 0 - 9, default 4
- -C color
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
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.
The CMatrix homepage is currently at
Chris Allegretta (firstname.lastname@example.org), with a lot of help from many other
people. See README file for details.