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PRINTERBANNER(1) BSD General Commands Manual PRINTERBANNER(1)

NAME

printerbanner — print large banner on printer

SYNOPSIS

printerbanner [-d] [-t] [-w width] message …

DESCRIPTION

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
input.

The output should be printed on paper of the appropriate width, with no
breaks between the pages.

The following options are available:

-d Enable debug.

-t Enable trace.

-w width
Change the output from a width of 132 to width, suitable for a
narrow terminal.

AUTHORS
Mark Horton

BUGS

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
together.

Messages are limited to 1024 characters in length.

This program is called just banner on FreeBSD.

BSD January 26, 2005 BSD