In this article we will teach you how to create and display nice ascii text graphics from the terminal in your Ubuntu linux distribution with figlet, a tool that is used to display large characters made up of ordinary screen characters.
Open a new terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and run the following command to install the ascii text converter tool in your linux machine.
sudo apt-get install figlet
Ok binary geeks, after the installation of the tool has finished, you can use the following command to produce a nice and beautiful output from your ordinary screen characters.
Do you guys like it? This kind of output can be very useful! People use it in banners, at the end of an email and even to protect their email address from spambots.
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