How to Display Banners in Linux Command Line

Do you want to display cool or funny banners in your Linux console?
Try two commands, which generate banners: banner or figlet.

1. Banner
Install program (CentOS/Fedora/RHEL):

[root@tuxfixer ~]# yum install banner

Print text:

[root@tuxfixer ~]# banner tuxfixer

#######  #     #  #     #  #######  ###  #     #  #######  ######   
   #     #     #   #   #   #         #    #   #   #        #     #  
   #     #     #    # #    #         #     # #    #        #     #  
   #     #     #     #     #####     #      #     #####    ######   
   #     #     #    # #    #         #     # #    #        #   #    
   #     #     #   #   #   #         #    #   #   #        #    #   
   #      #####   #     #  #        ###  #     #  #######  #     #  

2. Figlet
Install program (CentOS/Fedora/RHEL):

[root@tuxfixer ~]# yum install figlet

Print text:

[root@tuxfixer ~]# figlet "Hello World"
 _   _      _ _        __        __         _     _ 
| | | | ___| | | ___   \ \      / /__  _ __| | __| |
| |_| |/ _ \ | |/ _ \   \ \ /\ / / _ \| '__| |/ _` |
|  _  |  __/ | | (_) |   \ V  V / (_) | |  | | (_| |
|_| |_|\___|_|_|\___/     \_/\_/ \___/|_|  |_|\__,_|
                                                    

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2 thoughts on “How to Display Banners in Linux Command Line

  1. Krisu November 24, 2015 at 18:13

    Hello,
    “`
    figlet “Hello world”| lolcat
    “`
    for more awesomeness:)

    ps.
    Nice page!!!!

  2. Grzegorz Juszczak December 5, 2015 at 12:04

    Thank you Krisu, I will keep it up 🙂

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