Provided by: bb_1.3rc1-8.4_amd64 bug


       bb - an ASCII-art demo


       bb [options]


       bb is a high quality audio-visual demonstration for your text terminal.


       A summary of options are included below.  For a complete description type bb -help.

       -help  Show summary of options.

       -loop  Play demo in infinite loop.

              Select driver. Available drivers: linux, slang, X11, stdout, stderr.

              Select keyboard driver. Available drivers: slang, X11, stdin.

              Select mouse driver. Available drivers: X11, gpm, dos.

       -width Set width.

              Set height.

              Set minimum width.

              Set minimum height.

              Set maximum width.

              Set maximum height.

              Set recommended width.

              Set recommended height.

       -dim   Enable usage of dim (half bright) attribute.

       -bold  Enable usage of bold (double bright) attribute.

              Enable usage of reverse attribute.

              Enable usage of normal attribute.

              Enable usage of boldfont attribute.

              Disable attribute (i.e -nobold).

              Use all 256 characters.

       -eight Use eight bit ASCII.

       -font <font>
              Select font. This option is used on hardware where aalib is unable to determine the
              current font. Available fonts: vga8, vga9, mda14, vga14, X8x13,  X8x16,  X8x13bold,
              vgagl8, line.

              Enable inverse rendering.

              Disable inverse rendering.

       -bright <val>
              Set brightness (0-255).

       -contrast <val>
              Set contrast (0-255).

       -gamma <val>
              Set gamma correction value (0-1).

              Disable dithering.

              Floyd-Steinberg dithering.

              Error distribution dithering.

       -random <val>
              Set random dithering value (0-inf).

       -dimmul <val>
              Multiply factor for dim attribute (5.3).

       -boldmul <val>
              Multiply factor for bold attribute (2.7).


       Please report any bugs you find to Jan Hubicka <>.


       bb is covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL).


       aafire(1),   aainfo(1),   aasavefont(1),  aatest(1),  aview(1),  asciiview(1),  aaflip(1),
       aa3d(1), xaos(6), aatv(1).


       Jan Hubicka <>

       This manual page  was  written  by  Michael  Bramer  <>,  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                        December 16, 2001                                   BB(1)