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Questions about ASCII art, a technique to create images using a two-dimensional array of ASCII characters.

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How to convert output of a terminal app to an image?

Suppose the CLI application my_bin produces an output in terminal which consists of colored text, Unicode symbols and emojis. How can I convert the output to a svg or an image on Ubuntu? For example, ...
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What is the correct way to merge two ASCII art files side by side while preserving alignment?

art_file (cat -A output): .::""-, .::""-.$ /:: \ /:: \$ |:: | _..--""""--.._ |:: |$ '\:.__ / .' ...
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ASCII screensaver application for terminal

Does anybody know of a terminal application that acts as a sort of screen saver and reads from a text file after inactivity/a command is run and displays it on the screen? I don’t use my machine ...
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How to draw a continuous line in terminal?

I've been searching for this for a while and didn't get a satisfactory answer for it. I've taken this screenshot from the output of Gnu/Linux's tree command. I want to know how to draw or print ...
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How do I save image produced by asciiview?

When I run command asciiview image.jpg I'm able to view image in the terminal and quit browser using q key. I've tried different ways to redirect the output of the asciiview image.jpg to the console ...
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What is the meaning behind FreeBSD bootloader ASCII art daemon letters?

FreeBSD bootloader includes an ASCII art daemon. Is there any meaning behind the letters "s, y, o", or is just a random choice?
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Euro sign fails to print with toilet

Toilet fails to print a euro sign. Since the pound sign does print, I was expecting that the Euro would as well. For some reason it doesn’t, though. toilet -W -f georgia16 '£foo €bar' _____ ...
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Is it possible to color the output of `aafire`?

The program seems cool, but giving it a red color really makes it look like my computer is on fire. I think using grep or similar piping command can do the trick, but I see that it prints ASCII escape ...
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ASCII art of letters, with the letters using their own characters

If I execute banner ABC I get: # ###### ##### # # # # # # # # # # # # # ###### # ####### # # # # # # # # # # # ###### ##### and another ...
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Generating 'ASCII-art' banners with arrows

I recently discovered figlet which generates ASCII-art banners. Joy! ... but, alas, I want a banner with an arrow on it. Now... $ figlet unicode → arrow _ _ //\ ...
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How do I add ASCII art to my Bash? [duplicate]

I see other people doing this, occasionally. They'll add something like the following to the start of their terminal, sort of a welcome screen: ____ _____ _ _ _____ __ __ _ _ __ ...
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Bash detect ascii art [closed]

For bash script, is there a easy way to detect if a text contains ascii art? An example of ascii art:
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Creating diagrams in ASCII

I am looking for a program which I can use to create ASCII diagrams such these: +---------+ | | +--------------+ | NFS |--+ | ...
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