pipes(6) XScreenSaver manual pipes(6)

pipes - fill the screen with a plumbing system.

pipes [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-count 0] [-count 1] [-cycles number] [-size number] [-factory number] [-delay number] [-no-fisheye] [-tightturns] [-db] [-fps]

If you've ever been in the same room as a Windows NT machine, you've probably seen this GL hack. It fills the screen with a plumbing system.

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.
Curved Pipes.
Ball Joints.
Number of pipe systems to draw at once. Default: 5.
Length of each pipe system. Default: 500.
How much gadgetry to create; Useful range is 0-10. Default: 2.
How long (in microseconds) to sleep between frames. Default: 10000.
Whether to use a fisheye lens.
Whether to allow tight turns.
Whether to double-buffer.
Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.

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.

X(1), xscreensaver(1)

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