[SATLUG] Graphics in bash prompt

Craig sargonemail at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 21:59:20 CDT 2015


Steev Klimaszewski reply of ANSI graphics is the way shown for the url
"Spicing up the Console for Fun and Profit", way more options other
than ANSI escape sequences.
Some alternatives are mentioned in
http://askubuntu.com/questions/97542/how-do-i-make-my-terminal-display-graphical-pictures
e.g. fonts, pseudo-terminals using frame buffer, "custom" text font,
etc.

ansipics : https://github.com/minikomi/ansipix
hterm : http://41j.com/hterm/
Xterm compliled/run with `--enable-regis-graphics` or
`--enable-sixel-graphics` would permit DEC Basic graphics
w3m : http://blog.z3bra.org/2014/01/images-in-terminal.html#
iterm 2 : http://iterm2.com/images.html#/section/home
term-canvas : https://github.com/tj/term-canvas
termkit : http://acko.net/blog/on-termkit/
          ( https://github.com/unconed/TermKit )
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man1/fbterm.1.html

How it's done at system startup (e.g. before X, during/after grub):
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4996777/paint-pixels-to-screen-via-linux-framebuffer/4997341#4997341
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/20458/how-to-use-dev-fb0-as-a-console-from-userspace-or-output-text-to-it
http://superuser.com/questions/495948/can-i-display-a-jpg-or-png-to-the-framebuffer-dev-fb
http://hacklab.cz/2012/04/22/usefulness-linux-framebuffer-virtual-console


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