ripples(6) interference patterns.


ripples [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-duration secs] [-rate number] [-fluidity number] [-light number] [-water] [-stir] [-oily] [-grayscale] [-colors number] [-no-shm] [-fps]


This draws rippling interference patterns like splashing water. With the -water option, it manipulates your desktop image to look like something is dripping into it.


-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.
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
-delay number
Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 50000 (0.05 seconds.).
-duration seconds
How long to run before loading a new image. Default 120 seconds.
-rate number
Drizzle. 1 - 100. Default: 5.
-fluidity number
Small Drops. 0 - 16. Default: 6.
-light number
Lighting Effect. 0 - 8. Default: 0.
-water | -no-water
Grab Screen Image. Boolean.
-stir | -no-stir
Moving Splashes. Boolean.
-oily | -no-oily
Psychedelic Colors. Boolean.
Convert the screen image to grayscale. Ignored if we don't grab the screen image or if our screen doesn't have enough color depth.
-colors number
Colors Two. Default: 200.
-shm | -no-shm
Use Shared Memory. Boolean.
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 © 2002 by Tom Hammersley. Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. No representations are made about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.


Tom Hammersley.