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       TOIlet - display large colourful characters


       toilet [ -hkostvSW ] [ -d fontdirectory ]
              [ -f fontfile ] [ -F filter ] [ -w outputwidth ]
              [ -I infocode ] [ -E format ] [ message ]


       TOIlet  prints  text using large characters made of smaller characters.
       It is similar in many ways to FIGlet with additional features  such  as
       Unicode handling, colour fonts, filters and various export formats.


       TOIlet  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  .flf
              or  .tlf  files stored in the /usr/share/figlet directory. Fonts
              are looked first in the font  directory,  then  in  the  current
              directory.  There  is  also  a special built-in font called term
              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.  -S  sets  smushing  (nicely
              merging  glyphs),  -k  sets  kerning (rendering subcharacters as
              close to each other as possible), -W renders characters at their
              full  width and -o sets overlapping (glyphs slightly overlap the
              previous one).  -s (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, TOIlet 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.
              <filters>  is  a  colon-separated  list  of  filters   such   as
              crop:rotate:gay  and the special argument list outputs a list of
              available filters.

              --gay and --metal are shortcuts to commonly  used  filters  that
              are  guaranteed to exist. Several -F 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, TOIlet will output UTF-8
              text using ANSI colour codes suitable for most terminals such as
              XTerm  or  rxvt.   <format>  is the name of the export format as
              recognised by libcaca. The special argument list outputs a  list
              of available export formats.

              --irc  and  --html are shortcuts to commonly used export formats
              that are guaranteed to exist.

       -h, --help
              Display a short help message and exit.

       -I, --infocode <code>
              Print a FIGlet infocode. This  flag  is  only  here  for  FIGlet
              compatibility, see the figlet manpage for more information about

       -v, --version
              Output version information and exit.


       toilet Hello World

       toilet Hello | toilet

       tail -f /var/log/messages | toilet -f term --gay


       FIGlet compatibility is not complete yet.


       TOIlet  and  this   manual   page   were   written   by   Sam   Hocevar
       <>.     There     is     a    webpage    available    at .