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BSD 2.11 - man page for banner (bsd section 6)

BANNER(6)					     Games Manual					    BANNER(6)

NAME
banner - print large banner on printer
SYNOPSIS
/usr/games/banner [ -wn ] 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. If -w is given, the output is scrunched down from a width of 132 to n , suitable for a narrow terminal. If n is omitted, it defaults to 80. The output should be printed on a hard-copy device, up to 132 columns wide, with no breaks between the pages. The volume is great enough that you may want a printer or a fast hardcopy terminal, but if you are patient, a decwriter or other 300 baud terminal will do.
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.
AUTHOR
Mark Horton 3rd Berkeley Distribution May 6, 1986 BANNER(6)


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