banner - print large banner on printer
banner [-wn] 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 input. If -w is given, the output is scrunched down from a width of 132 to n , suit- able 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. 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.
The following bugs are preserved from the implementation on which this one is based:
Any new bugs are as yet unknown.
The Perl implementation of banner was written by Jonathan Feinberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The C source on which this implementation is based was written by Mark Horton.
Because I consider this program to be, in essence, a modification of the BSD version of /usr/games/banner, I am bound to preserve the following copyright notice intact:
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