MirBSD manpage: banner(6)

BANNER(6)                    BSD Reference Manual                    BANNER(6)


     banner - print large banner on printer


     banner [-w width] message ...


     banner prints a large, high quality banner on the standard output. If the
     message is omitted, it prompts for and reads one line of its standard in-
     put. If -w is given, the output is scrunched down from a width of 132 to
     width, suitable for a narrow terminal.

     The output should be printed on a hard-copy device, up to 132 columns
     wide, with no breaks between the pages.




     Mark Horton


     Several ASCII characters are not defined, notably <, >, [, ], \, ^, _, {,
     }, |, and ~. Also, the characters ", ', and & are funny looking (but in a
     useful way).

     The -w option is implemented by skipping some rows and columns. The
     smaller it gets, the grainier the output. Sometimes it runs letters to-

MirBSD #10-current               June 6, 1993                                1

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