Provided by: lolcat_100.0.1-3_all bug


       lolcat - rainbow coloring effect for text console display


       lolcat [options] [files] ...


       This manual page documents briefly the lolcat command.

       lolcat  is  a program that concatenates files, or standard input, to standard output (like
       the generic cat), and adds rainbow coloring to it.


       -p X, --spread=X
              Inclination of the rainbow stripes
              (character widths per  line  hight;  high  values  (>1000)  give  almost  horizonal
              stripes, low values (0.1) almost vertical ones; default: 3.0).

       -F X, --freq=X
              Frequency of the rainbow effect.
              (low values around 0.0001 give almost monochromous screens; default: 0.1).

       -S X, --seed=X
              Initial value for the random number generator; 0 means automatic.
              (default: 0).

       -a, --animate
              Fade every line through an animation before printing the next one.

       -d X, --duration=X
              Duration of the animation.
              (number of steps before showing next line; default: 12)

       -s X, --speed=X
              Speed of the animation.
              (frame rate, ie. number of steps per second; default: 20)

       -i, --invert
              Inverts the background and foreground colors.

       -t, --truecolor
              Enables 24-bit truecolor mode.

       -f, --force
              Force color even when stdout is not a tty.

       -v, --version
              Shows lolcat version.

       -h, --help
              Shows options summary.


       Typical combinations of lolcat include other programs that generate text:
       Large colorful words can be written like this:

              echo "KTHXBAI" | toilet | lolcat

       Cows are popular, come in all colors, and tell random epigrams:

              fortune | cowsay | lolcat -a


       cat(1), toilet(1), fortune(6), cowsay(6)


       lolcat was written by Moe <>.

       This  manual  page  was  originally  written  by  chrysn <>, for the Debian
       Very quickly revamped by Mathieu Aubin <> to  include  as  part  of
       official code repository.

                                          April 4, 2019                                 LOLCAT(6)