BANNER(6)                     NetBSD Games Manual                    BANNER(6)

NAME
     banner -- print large banners

SYNOPSIS
     banner [-w width] [message]

DESCRIPTION
     banner prints a large, high quality banner on standard output.  If
     message is omitted, one line of standard input is read for it.  A prompt
     is written to standard error in case standard input is connected to a
     terminal.

     If -w is given, the output is scrunched down from a width of 132 (the
     default) to width, suitable for a narrow terminal.

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

EXIT STATUS
     The banner utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

EXAMPLES
     The following command will print the current date as a banner on standard
     output, using a width of 80:

           /usr/games/banner -w 80 `date`

SEE ALSO
     banner(1), lpr(1)

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.

NetBSD 7.0                     February 26, 2012                    NetBSD 7.0

You can also request any man page by name and (optionally) by section:

Command: 
Section: 
Architecture: 
Collection: 
 

Use the DEFAULT collection to view manual pages for third-party software.


©1994 Man-cgi 1.15, Panagiotis Christias <christia@softlab.ntua.gr>
©1996-2014 Modified for NetBSD by Kimmo Suominen