Commands using banner (4)

  • 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.


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    while [ 1 ]; do banner 'ze missiles, zey are coming! ' | while IFS="\n" read l; do echo "$l"; sleep 0.01; done; done
    craigds · 2009-12-14 07:40:07 2
  • Turn your terminal into digital clock. Show Sample Output


    3
    while [[ 1 ]] ; do clear; banner `date +%H:%M:%S` ; sleep 1; done
    lkj · 2011-03-24 16:41:09 2
  • Starts and shows a timer. banner command is a part of the sysvbanner package. Instead of the banner an echo or figlet commands could be used. Stop the timer with Ctrl-C and elapsed time will be shown as the result. Show Sample Output


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    alias timer='export ts=$(date +%s);p='\''$(date -u -d @"$(($(date +%s)-$ts))" +"%H.%M.%S")'\'';watch -n 1 -t banner $p;eval "echo $p"'
    ichbins · 2013-08-24 16:18:45 1
  • # # ####### # # ####### # # ####### ###### # ###### # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # ####### ##### # # # # ### # # # # # ###### # # # # # # # # # # ### # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # ####### ####### ####### ####### # ## ## ####### # # ####### ###### Show Sample Output


    -4
    paste <(banner hello,\ ) <(banner world)
    kev · 2011-11-21 06:38:16 0

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