TOIlet - display large colourful characters
prints text using large characters made of smaller characters. It is similar
in many ways to
with additional features such as Unicode handling, colour fonts, filters
and various export formats.
either reads its input from the command line or from the standard input.
- -f, --font <name>
Use the given font instead of the default value. Fonts are
files stored in the
directory. Fonts are looked first in the font directory, then in the current
directory. There is also a special built-in font called
that serves as a fallback if no font is available.
- -d, --directory <dir>
Specify the directory in which to look for fonts. The default value is set
at build time and usually defaults to
- -s, -S, -k, -W, -o
Select character composition rules.
sets smushing (nicely merging glyphs),
sets kerning (rendering subcharacters as close to each other as possible),
renders characters at their full width and
sets overlapping (glyphs slightly overlap the previous one).
(default behaviour) uses the font's smushing information if any, otherwise
forces overlapping, or does nothing if the glyph only has one subcharacter.
- -w, --width <width>
Set the output width. By default,
will wrap its output at 80 character columns.
- -t, --termwidth
Set the output width to the terminal width.
- -F, --filter <filters>
- -F, --filter list
- --gay, --metal
Specify a list of filters to be applied to the output.
is a colon-separated list of filters such as
and the special argument
outputs a list of available filters.
are shortcuts to commonly used filters that are guaranteed to exist. Several
flags can also be specified on the command line, in which case filters will
be applied in order of appearance.
- -E, --export <format>
- -E, --export list
- --irc, --html
Specify the output format. By default,
will output UTF-8 text using ANSI colour codes suitable for most terminals
such as XTerm or rxvt.
is the name of the export format as recognised by libcaca. The special
outputs a list of available export formats.
are shortcuts to commonly used export formats that are guaranteed to exist.
- -h, --help
Display a short help message and exit.
- -I, --infocode <code>
infocode. This flag is only here for
compatibility, see the
manpage for more information about it.
- -v, --version
Output version information and exit.
toilet Hello World
toilet Hello | toilet
tail -f /var/log/messages | toilet -f term --gay
compatibility is not complete yet.
and this manual page were written by Sam Hocevar <email@example.com>. There is a
webpage available at caca.zoy.org/wiki/toilet .