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BANNER(6)							 BSD Games Manual							 BANNER(6)

banner -- print large banner on printer SYNOPSIS
banner [-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 stan- dard input. If -w is given, the output is scrunched down from a width of 132 to width, suitable for a narrow terminal. For example: /usr/games/banner -w 80 Hello The output should be printed on paper of the appropriate width, with no breaks between the pages. 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. BSD
December 14, 2006 BSD

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LPBANNER(1)							  lpbanner filter						       LPBANNER(1)

lpbanner, pclbanner, psbanner - printer banners in text, PCL and PostScript SYNOPSIS
lpbanner [ -l length ] [ -w width ] [ -P printer ] [ -L bannername ] [ -n loginname ] [ -h host ] [ -J jobtitle ] [ -C class ] [ -? option args ] [ all ] DESCRIPTION
The lpbanner program is used to print a simple banner on a fixed size font printer, the pclbanner program generates a PCL banner and the psbanner program generates a PostScript banner. All information to be printed is passed using command line arguments. In order to be com- patible with vintage line printer spoolers, reads a line form standard input, but ignores the information. OPTIONS
-w width Page width in characters (default 132). -l length Page length in lines (default 60). -P printer printer queue for banner information. -L bannername Name used on banner as main name. -n loginname Name used on banner as login name. -h host Name used on banner as host name. -J jobtitle String used on banner as main title. -C class String used on banner as class. -? value All other options and arguments provided by LPRng are ignored. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: zero (0) Successful completion. non-zero (!=0) An error occurred. SEE ALSO
lpd.conf(5), lpc(8), lpd(8), checkpc(8), lpr(1), lpq(1), lprm(1), printcap(5), lpd.conf(5), pr(1), lprng_certs(1), lprng_index_certs(1). AUTHOR
Patrick Powell <>. HISTORY
LPRng is a enhanced printer spooler system with functionality similar to the Berkeley LPR software. The LPRng developer mailing list is; subscribe by visiting or sending mail to lprng- with the word subscribe in the body. The software is available via LPRng 2006-12-09 LPBANNER(1)
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