On screen display of a command.

date|osd_cat
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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By: din7
2009-10-02 18:26:46

What Others Think

Is there an osd_echo?
matthewbauer · 629 weeks and 2 days ago
I get "ABORT: Requested font not found" How do I get a list of what fonts are available on my system?
SuperFly · 629 weeks ago
You can use 'xfontsel'.
din7 · 629 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.
linuxrawkstar · 629 weeks ago
works for me with: env|osd_cat -o 400 -s 8 -c blue -d 60 -f '-adobe-helvetica-*-*-*--200-*-*-*-*-*-*-*'
linuxrawkstar · 629 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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