BANNER(6)                                               BANNER(6)

       banner - print large banner on printer

       /usr/games/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.  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.

       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.

       Mark Horton

                           June 6, 1993                         1