No, in fact ASCII art isn’t dead, it’s all the rage. Now that that’s established, check out these handy programs for generating your own ASCII art messages:
figlet -f smslant Boxes rules. | boxes -d parchment -a hcvc
Figure 1. boxes provides boundless entertainment.
figlet -f standard Also figlet. | boxes -d mouse -a hcvc
Figure 2. figlet and its inherent awesomeness.
Spice up those bland Bash scripts with entertaining comment formats!
But seriously, these utilities can make for more interesting banners, alert messages, and so on:
- boxes: Creates ASCII art boxes around entered text
- figlet: Creates large ASCII art versions of entered characters
Just because it’s the command line doesn’t mean it has to be boring!
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