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       linux_logo - Color ANSI penguin logo w/ system information.


       linux_logo  [-h  | -v ] [-a ] [ -b | -c] [-d] [-D file] [-e file] [-f] [-g | -l] [-k] [-i]
       [-n] [-p] [-s] [-u] [-x] [-y] [-o Num] [-t string] [-L num | list | random_xy] [-F format]


       linux_logo is a program that generates a color ANSI picture of a  penguin  which  includes
       some system information obtained from the /proc filesystem.


       -h     Show summary of options.

       -v     Show version of program.

       -ascii -a
              Display the logo as monochrome ascii.

       -banner -b
              Display the banner-style logo.

       -classic -c
              Display the original penguin logo.

       -d     Disable "prettying" of output

       -D filename
              Use logo from "filename"

       -e filename
              Use cpuinfo from "filename" for debugging purposes

       -f     Force the screen clear before drawing the logo.

       -F STRING
              Use custom output STRING for sysinfo.  See below for more info.

       -g     Display only the system information.

       -i     Ignore the ~/.linux_logo and /etc/linux_logo.conf config files

       -k     Keep sysinfo flushed-left (non-centered)

       -l     Display only the logo.

       -L ... Custom logo options.  See README

       -o Num Shift output Num spaces to the right

       -p     Preserve cursor location

       -s     Skip the BogoMips test [ speeds up display on non-Linux platforms ].

       -t string
              Display an arbitrary string

       -u     Display the system uptime.

       -w val Set screen width to val

       -y     Display the load average.


       The cpuinfo supplied in /proc/cpuinfo is not always usable by linux_logo.  In the relevant
       sysinfo_x.c file there is a place to  add  custom  output  formatting  to  "beautify"  the
       cpuinfo.  For instance "K6 (166 - 266)" is parsed to "K6". Formats have been added for the
       K6 and certain Cyrix microprocessors.

       If the cpuinfo for your microprocessor generates ugly output, send the  output  from  your
       /proc/cpuinfo and a sample of how it should look to the author.

       Unfortunately  the  2.0.x  kernels  don't know about newer chips.  So to get linux_logo to
       recognize your Pentium II and newer chips you must  find  some  piece  of  information  in
       /proc/cpuinfo  that  distinguishes them from a pentium pro, or upgrade to a 2.2.x or 2.3.x

       The format string special  sequences  start  with  #  (use  ##  to  print  #).  All  other
       characters, except for \n,  are printed as is.

       Seq   Description               Output
       ##                              #
       #B    Bogomips                  374.37
       #C    Compiled Date             #47 Fri Jan 8 10:37:09 EST 1999
       #E    User Text                 My Favorite Linux Distribution
             Displayed with -t
       #H    Hostname                  deranged
       #L    Load average              Load average 0.04, 0.01, 0.01
       #M    Megahertz                 188Mhz
             where supported
       #N    Number of CPU's           Two
       #O    OS Name                   Linux
       #P    Processor or Processors   Processor
       #R    Ram                       64M
             in Megabytes
       #S    Plural                    s
       #T    Type of CPU               K6
       #U    Uptime                    Uptime 10 hours 59 minutes
       #V    Version of OS             2.2.0-pre5
       #X    CPU Vendor                AMD
       \\n   carriage return


       ·   The letter after the # must be capitalized.

       ·   Options not available are silently ignored.

       ·   Megahertz only available on some platforms and newer kernels.

       ·   See defaults.h on how to have #N report in non-english numbers.

       ·   Plural [#S] gives nothing if there is 1 cpu, gives 's' otherwise.

       ·   The  "-y" and "-u" [display uptime and load average] command line options don't affect
           the output if a custom format is used.

       The default banner format is:

       "#O Version #V, Compiled #C\n \
       #N #M#X#T Processor#S, #R RAM, #B Bogomips Total\n \

       The default banner format displays the following on the author's computer:

                   Linux Version 2.2.0-pre5, Compiled #47 Fri Jan 8 10:37:09 EST 1999
                      One 188MHz AMD K6 Processor, 64M RAM, 374.37 Bogomips Total
       Another example would be:

       linux_logo -F "Redhat Linux 5.2\nKernel Version #V\n#U\n#L\n"

       which would display:

                                           Redhat Linux 5.2
                                       Kernel Version 2.2.0-pre5
                                       Uptime 11 hours 4 minutes
                                     Load average 0.00, 0.00, 0.00


       The Debian pre-packaged version of linux_logo includes the Debian logo in addition to  the
       'Classic'  and 'Banner' logos. The Debian logo is the default logo unless one of the other
       logos is specified on the command line.


       ~/.linux_logo and /etc/linux_logo.conf can be filled with command line options and will be
       parsed before the actual command line




       Vince Weaver

       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Steve  Kostecke  <>,  for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system.