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Rainbow coloring for text.

February 21, 2013
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lolcat - rainbow coloring for text


lolcat [options] [files] ...


This manual page documents briefly the lolcat command. lolcat is a program that concatenates files, or standard input, to standard output (like the generic cat), and adds rainbow coloring to it.


-p f, --spread=f Inclination of the rainbow stripes (character widths per line hight; high values (>1000) give almost horizonal stripes, low values (0.1) almost vertical ones; default: 3.0). -F f, --freq=f Frequency of the rainbow (low values around 0.0001 give almost monochromous screens; default: 0.1). -S i, --seed=i Initial value for the random number generator; 0 means automatic (default: 0). -a, --animate Fade every line through an animation before printing the next one. -d i, --duration=i Duration of the animation (number of steps before showing next line; default: 12) -s i, --speed=i Speed of the animation (frame rate, ie. number of steps per second; default: 20) -f, --force Force color even when stdout is not a tty -v, --version Show version of lolcat. -h, --help Show summary of options.


Typical combinations of lolcat include other programs that generate text: Large colorful words can be written like this: echo "KTHXBAI" | toilet | lolcat Cows are popular, come in all colors, and tell random epigrams: fortune | cowsay | lolcat -a


cat(1), toilet(1), fortune(6), cowsay(6)


lolcat was written by Moe <>. This manual page was written by chrysn <>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).
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