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."
Thread beginning with comment 483959
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Comment by andih
by andih on Sat 6th Aug 2011 20:24 UTC
Member since:

"(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

Reply Score: 3

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

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 ;)

Reply Parent Score: 2

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

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.

Reply Parent Score: 1