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BANNER(6)                    BSD Reference Manual                    BANNER(6)

NAME
     banner - print large banner on printer

SYNOPSIS
     banner [-w n] 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 standard
     input.  If -w is given, the output is changed from a width of 132 to n,
     suitable for a narrow terminal.

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

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 to-
     gether.

AUTHOR
     Mark Horton

4.4BSD                          April 29, 1995                               1