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prints message in given argument on on center of screen

Terminal - prints message in given argument on on center of screen
function echox { echo `tput cup $(($(tput lines))) $(( ($(tput cols) - $(echo "${#1}"))/2 ))`"$1"`tput cup $(tput lines) $(( $(tput cols)-1 ))`; }
2009-05-10 23:24:49
Functions: echo tput
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prints message in given argument on on center of screen
function echox { echo `tput cup $(($(tput lines))) $(( ($(tput cols) - $(echo "${#1}"))/2 ))`"$1"`tput cup $(tput lines) $(( $(tput cols)-1 ))`; }

echox prints given argument on bottom line center screen in terminal

function echoxy { echo `tput cup $(($(tput lines)/2)) $(( ($(tput cols) - $(echo "${#1}"))/2))`"$1"`tput cup $(tput lines) $(( $(tput cols)-1 ))`; }

exhoxy prints given argument center screen

function echos { echo `tput cup $(($(tput lines)-2)) $(($(tput cols)-$(echo ${#1})))&&tput sc`"$1"`tput cup $(($(tput lines)-2)) 0 && tput rc`; } while [ 1 ]; do echos "`date`"; done

echos prints date and time on second from last line (used as status message)

you can easily use these functions by placing them in your .bashrc file, make sure to source your .bashrc once you do

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painful

Comment by servermanaged 315 weeks and 2 days ago

yeah it is, but at least it centers your cursor, I made it up for use in one of my scripts, was the best I found at the time to center cursor on screen

Comment by professoralex 315 weeks and 2 days ago

However, I think that for own purposes all commands do jobs :)

Comment by servermanaged 315 weeks and 2 days ago

Decent for a working one-liner I guess, this looks like a good candidate for being placed in one's .bashrc file. There you could make it readable by actually using variables.

Comment by bwoodacre 315 weeks and 2 days ago

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