In light of the snow scripts from a few weeks ago, a pipes script might be fun too.
There are a lot of pipes scripts out there in the wild. Here’s one that works reasonably well.
Only one of those pictures is from my system. You can guess which one. (Oh — and keep in mind that your font needs to support the characters that draw the pipe symbols. 🙄 )
Oddly enough, I’ve had a few problems trying to run this script in some terminals; for example, a live Linux mint environment gives errors, as do a couple of others.
When it works though, it’s a clever trick. Thanks to the Unix screenshot sub-reddit for including a link to it. 🙂
Ah … I almost forgot: For the naysayers who ask what good this could possibly be … remember screen’s idle setting. And thank me after you get it set up.