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XScreenSaver(1) 					      General Commands Manual						   XScreenSaver(1)

ripples - interference patterns.
ripples [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-rate number] [-fluidity number] [-light number] [-water] [-stir] [-oily] [-colors number] [-no-shm]
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. -window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default. -root Draw on the root window. -delay number Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 50000 (0.05 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. -colors number Colors Two. Default: 200. -shm | -no-shm Use Shared Memory. Boolean.
DISPLAY to get the default host and display number. XENVIRONMENT 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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Tom Hammersley. X Version 11 XScreenSaver(1)