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wormsanimate worms on a display terminal


worms [-ft] [-d delay] [-l length] [-n number]


A UNIX version of the DEC-2136 program “worms”.
The options are as follows:
-d delay
Specifies a delay, in milliseconds, between each update. This is useful for fast terminals. Reasonable values are around 20–200. The default is based on the terminal speed. If the terminal is 9600 baud or slower no delay is used. Otherwise, the delay is computed via the following formula:
delay = speed / 9600 - 1
Makes a “field” for the worm(s) to eat.
-l length
Specifies a length for each worm; the default is 16.
-n number
Specifies the number of worms; the default is 3.
Makes each worm leave a trail behind it.


The lower-right-hand character position will not be updated properly on a terminal that wraps at the right margin.
May 27, 2012 OpenBSD-current