BANNER

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DESCRIPTION
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AUTHOR

NAME

banner − print large banner on printer

SYNOPSIS

/usr/games/banner [ −wn ] 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 n , suitable for a narrow terminal. If n is omitted, it defaults to 80.

The output should be printed on a hard-copy device, up to 132 columns wide, with no breaks between the pages. The volume is great enough that you may want a printer or a fast hardcopy terminal, but if you are patient, a decwriter or other 300 baud terminal will do.

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.

AUTHOR

Mark Horton