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Change YOUR TEXT HERE to the text you want.
On figlet -f banner, you can change it to any figlet font you have installed.
One variant for Star Wars fans could be this:
while [ 1 ]; do clear; echo 'Star Wars' | figlet -f starwars -t | while IFS="\n" read l; do echo "$l"; sleep 0.01; done; done
NOTICE: You need to install figlet.
On Ubuntu, this command is:
sudo apt-get install figlet
On Debian, this command is:
aptitude install figlet
There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!
Displays a scrolling banner which loops until you hit Ctrl-C to terminate it.
Make sure you finish your banner message with a space so it will loop nicely.
If you can do better, submit your command here.
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