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pw-dot - Man Page

The PipeWire dot graph dump

Examples (TL;DR)


pw-dot [options]


Create a .dot file of the PipeWire graph.

The .dot file can then be visualized with a tool like dotty or rendered to a PNG file with dot -Tpng pw.dot -o pw.png.


-r | --remote=NAME

The name the remote instance to connect to. If left unspecified, a connection is made to the default PipeWire instance.

-h | --help

Show help.


Show version information.

-a | --all

Show all object types.

-s | --smart

Show linked objects only.

-d | --detail

Show all object properties.

-o FILE | --output=FILE

Output file name (Default pw.dot). Use - for stdout.

-L | --lr

Lay the graph from left to right, instead of dot's default top to bottom.

-9 | --90

Lay the graph using 90-degree angles in edges.


The PipeWire Developers <https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pipewire/pipewire/issues>; PipeWire is available from <https://pipewire.org>

See Also

pipewire(1), pw-cli(1), pw-mon(1),


1.1.82 PipeWire