Tag Archives: Terminal

Daft Terminal Tricks

Google Maps? Apple Maps? pfffft, I say nae nae!! how about ASCII maps. launch terminal type telnet mapscii.me  (will work on any telnet client that uses xterm)

Ascii Map Europe

Ascii Map Europe

– use A & Z to zoom in and out

Ascii Map Scotland

Ascii Map Scotland

How about the weather?

Still in terminal, use the command finger cityname@graph.no – example finger edinburgh@graph.no

Ascii Terminal Weather

Ascii Terminal Weather

To much time on my hands? maybe! 😉

Banner Terminal Command

Another, probably somewhat useless command,  is ‘banner’ this will output a banner of inputted text. I can’t really imagine a use for this.

you can change the width with the -w switch,  here I used banner -w84

Banner Terminal Aye

Banner Terminal Aye