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This is a different version from my original command: Console clock -- Beautiful (http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/7902/console-clock-beautiful )
This one uses Boxes and Figlet.
To install the dependencies on Ubuntu, type in:
sudo apt-get install boxes figlet
To install the dependencies on Debian, type in:
aptitude install boxes figlet
This will show a console clock with Figlet.
This is with the Star Wars font.
Change the -f option to anything else.
Notice: You need Figlet installed for this to work.
To install Figlet on Ubuntu, type in:
sudo apt-get install figlet
To install Figlet on Debian, type in:
aptitude install figlet
This command will automatically clear the old clock time, and show the new clock time.
It will also slightly format it.