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bb - an ASCII-art demo


bb [options]


bb is a high quality audio-visual demonstration for your text terminal.


A summary of options are included below. For a complete description type bb -help.

-help Show summary of options.

-loop Play demo in infinite loop.

Select driver. Available drivers: linux, slang, X11, stdout, stderr.

Select keyboard driver. Available drivers: slang, X11, stdin.

Select mouse driver. Available drivers: X11, gpm, dos.

-width Set width.

Set height.

Set minimum width.

Set minimum height.

Set maximum width.

Set maximum height.

Set recommended width.

Set recommended height.

-dim Enable usage of dim (half bright) attribute.

-bold Enable usage of bold (double bright) attribute.

Enable usage of reverse attribute.

Enable usage of normal attribute.

Enable usage of boldfont attribute.

Disable attribute (i.e -nobold).

Use all 256 characters.

-eight Use eight bit ASCII.

-font <font>
Select font. This option is used on hardware where aalib is unable to determine the
current font. Available fonts: vga8, vga9, mda14, vga14, X8x13, X8x16, X8x13bold,
vgagl8, line.

Enable inverse rendering.

Disable inverse rendering.

-bright <val>
Set brightness (0-255).

-contrast <val>
Set contrast (0-255).

-gamma <val>
Set gamma correction value (0-1).

Disable dithering.

Floyd-Steinberg dithering.

Error distribution dithering.

-random <val>
Set random dithering value (0-inf).

-dimmul <val>
Multiply factor for dim attribute (5.3).

-boldmul <val>
Multiply factor for bold attribute (2.7).

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