Linked by David Adams on Fri 5th Aug 2011 17:42 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Since we're on a CLI kick today, here's an "attempt at presenting some of the most important guidelines for CLI design."
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Comment by andih
by andih on Sat 6th Aug 2011 20:24 UTC
andih
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2010-03-27

"(I have always wanted a program that shows a movie in my terminal by converting it to ASCII art in real-time, that would be sweet)."


thats easily achieved using mplayer or vlc. These play video in the ttys pretty well.

if ascii is really desired -vo libcaca or something like that would do the trick i think, if I remember well caca got colored ascii, so much fun can be had..

e.g. you could display /dev/video0 (your webcam probably) in colored ascii in tty1 if you like. :p

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RE: Comment by andih
by righard on Sat 6th Aug 2011 22:20 in reply to "Comment by andih"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Hehe, that question has been answered 9 times in the comments of the original site, a comment about the number of times it has been answered inclusive ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by andih
by andih on Sat 6th Aug 2011 22:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by andih"
andih Member since:
2010-03-27

righard, I responded here before I finished the article, so I thought I was the first one mentioning it. ;)

Looks like my memory failed me a little too..
It should of course be "-vo caca" not libcaca.

It's a pretty fun thing to do though, especially these days when fancy GUIs are almost mandatory everywhere.

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