rain: An old-school screensaver

The man page is dated 1993, but it also talks about VAX/VMS programs by the same name, so I’m guessing rain is a good deal older than that.

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And that’s about all it does, although that hardly does it justice. The animation effect is something you have to see yourself.

rain takes only one flag — -d, for a delay in the animation — and personally I would recommend around 135 for a decent show. The man page says 120, which is probably fine.

And where might you find this marvel of modern technology? In bsd-games, of course.

And what can you do with this marvel of modern technology? Use it for a screensaver, of course. ;)

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  1. Pingback: worm, worms, wtf and wump: bsd-games takes over | Inconsolation

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