[OT] Show nice columns of numers

Gary Gatten Ggatten at waddell.com
Thu Oct 29 03:37:52 UTC 2009

How but some ascii art that animates Beastie walking across the screen or something? A little creativity?

----- Original Message -----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org <owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
To: jhell <jhell at DataIX.net>
Cc: Bertram Scharpf <lists at bertram-scharpf.de>; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Wed Oct 28 22:14:09 2009
Subject: Re: [OT] Show nice columns of numers

On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 23:03, jhell@ wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 18:32, lists@ wrote:
>> Hi,
>> my company is going to shoot a TV spot that will show me at work.
>> The first thing my desktop will contain is some BSD/FreeBSD logo.
>> As it will be a movie, not a photograph, I would like to have huge
>> columns of numbers running over the screen or at least one window.
>> Does somebody know a programm that produces such nice output?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Bertram
> Nice output so far. I like seeing all these examples Polytropon's to be 
> specific.
> Here is another one for you that is a little unique that you might not see on 
> every computer out there.
> Integer Sequences database located here:
> fetch http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/stripped.gz
> Put some real previous work back to work!. ;)
> sed & awk that file to your liking to change commas spaces or such around so 
> it can be spilled out to a terminal then toil the end result with the 
> something like the following.
> # For bourne style shells.
> for line in `zcat stripped.gz`; do echo $line && sleep .09 ;done
> The above command on that file will show you the reason why some awk'ing 
> might be needed but that's up to you.
> Best of luck.

For extra added effect make things a little bit larger.
xterm -fn 12x24 -geometry 80x30+0+0 -bw 0 -T "Your favorite title here."


  Wed Oct 28 23:10:31 2009 -0500

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