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BANNER(6) Games Manual BANNER(6)

NAME

bannerprint large banner on printer

SYNOPSIS

banner [-w width] message ...

DESCRIPTION

banner prints a large, high quality banner on the standard output. If the message is omitted, it prompts for and reads one line of its standard input. If -w is given, the output is scrunched down from a width of 132 to width, suitable for a narrow terminal.
The output should be printed on a hard-copy device, up to 132 columns wide, with no breaks between the pages.

SEE ALSO

banner(1)

AUTHORS

Mark Horton

BUGS

Several ASCII characters are not defined, notably <, >, [, ], \, ^, _, {, }, |, and ~. Also, the characters ", ', and & are funny looking (but in a useful way).
The -w option is implemented by skipping some rows and columns. The smaller it gets, the grainier the output. Sometimes it runs letters together.
September 8, 2014 OpenBSD-current