Linux Fun – How to Create ASCII Text Banners in Terminal


In this article, we will show how to create your own appealing ASCII text banners from plain text, using two command-line utilities called FIGlet and TOIlet.

FIGlet is a simple command-line utility for creating ASCII text banners or large letters out of ordinary text, whereas TOIlet (a sub-command under figlet) is a command-line utility for creating colorful large characters from ordinary text.

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