Create ASCII text banners in terminals using FIGlet and TOIlet

FIGlet is a small command line tool. You can use it to generate ASCII text banners and large text from terminal text. TOIlet is also a command line tool that you can use to generate large colorful letters from your terminal text. This article describes how to install and use FIGlet and TOIlet on Ubuntu.

Install FIGlet and TOIlet on Ubuntu

FIGlet and TOIlet can be installed from the terminal application. Open a terminal (ctrl + alt + t) and run the following command to install FIGlet and TOIlet on your Ubuntu system.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install figlet toilet

How to use FIGlet:

At the terminal run

figlet CONNECTwww

Create ASCII text banners in terminals using FIGlet and TOIlet

You can use the -c, -l, and -r flags to align the center and left and right of the output.

figlet -c CONNECTwww
figlet -l CONNECTwww
figlet -r CONNECTwww

You can control the text width -w and -t flags

figlet -w 110 CONNECTwww.com
figlet -t CONNECTwww.com

You can also change the font using the -f flag.

figlet -f pagga CONNECTwww

Create ASCII text banners in terminals using FIGlet and TOIlet

You can check the available fonts with the following command

ls /usr/share/figlet/

About the complete man page

man figlet

How to use the toilet:

Run in terminal app

toilet CONNECTwww

Create ASCII text banners in terminals using FIGlet and TOIlet

Filter text

toilet --filter metal CONNECTwww

Create ASCII text banners in terminals using FIGlet and TOIlet

If you want to change the font

toilet -f smscript CONNECTwww

For full usage details.

man toilet

that’s all.

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