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On screen display of a command.

Terminal - On screen display of a command.
date|osd_cat
2009-10-02 18:26:46
User: din7
Functions: date
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On screen display of a command.

This is very useful if you need to show someone some text from a distance. (Like someone standing over your shoulder...)

I'd recommend aliasing it to something like:

alias osd_cat="osd_cat -o 400 -s 8 -c blue -d 60 -f -*-bitstream\ vera\ sans-*-*-*--200-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"

xosd is the utility that provides osd_cat.

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Is there an osd_echo?

Comment by matthewbauer 364 weeks and 1 day ago

I get "ABORT: Requested font not found"

How do I get a list of what fonts are available on my system?

Comment by SuperFly 364 weeks ago

You can use 'xfontsel'.

Comment by din7 364 weeks ago

Doesn't work for me, but cool nonetheless. I'll have to read the docs a bit more to find a variant that works for me. Thanks.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 364 weeks ago

works for me with:

env|osd_cat -o 400 -s 8 -c blue -d 60 -f '-adobe-helvetica-*-*-*--200-*-*-*-*-*-*-*'
Comment by linuxrawkstar 364 weeks ago

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