SYNOPSISlinux_logo [-h | -v ] [-a ] [ -b | -c] [-d] [-D file] [-e file] [-f] [-g | -l] [-k] [-i] [-n]
DESCRIPTIONlinux_logo is a program that generates a color ANSI picture of a penguin which includes some system information obtained from the /proc filesystem.
- Show summary of options.
- Show version of program.
- -ascii -a
- Display the logo as monochrome ascii.
- -banner -b
- Display the banner-style logo.
- -classic -c
- Display the original penguin logo.
- Disable "prettying" of output
- -D filename
- Use logo from "filename"
- -e filename
- Use cpuinfo from "filename" for debugging purposes
- Force the screen clear before drawing the logo.
- -F STRING
- Use custom output STRING for sysinfo. See below for more info.
- Display only the system information.
- Ignore the ~/.linux_logo and /etc/linux_logo.conf config files
- Keep sysinfo flushed-left (non-centered)
- Display only the logo.
- -L ...
- Custom logo options. See README
- -o Num
- Shift output Num spaces to the right
- Preserve cursor location
- Skip the BogoMips test [ speeds up display on non-Linux platforms ].
- -t string
- Display an arbitrary string
- Display the system uptime.
- -w val
- Set screen width to val
Display the load average.
CPUINFOThe cpuinfo supplied in /proc/cpuinfo is not always usable by linux_logo. In the relevant sysinfo_x.c file there is a place to add custom output formatting to "beautify" the cpuinfo. For instance "K6 (166 - 266)" is parsed to "K6". Formats have been added for the K6 and certain Cyrix microprocessors.
If the cpuinfo for your microprocessor generates ugly output, send the output from your /proc/cpuinfo and a sample of how it should look to the author.
Unfortunately the 2.0.x kernels don't know about newer chips. So to get linux_logo to recognize your Pentium II and newer chips you must find some piece of information in /proc/cpuinfo that distinguishes them from a pentium pro, or upgrade to a 2.2.x or 2.3.x kernel.
FORMATThe format string special sequences start with # (use ## to print #). All other characters, except for \n, are printed as is.
|#C||Compiled Date||#47 Fri Jan 8 10:37:09 EST 1999|
|#E||User Text||My Favorite Linux Distribution|
|Displayed with -t|
|#L||Load average||Load average 0.04, 0.01, 0.01|
|#N||Number of CPU's||Two|
|#P||Processor or Processors||Processor|
|#T||Type of CPU||K6|
|#U||Uptime||Uptime 10 hours 59 minutes|
|#V||Version of OS||2.2.0-pre5|
- The letter after the # must be capitalized.
- Options not available are silently ignored.
- Megahertz only available on some platforms and newer kernels.
- See defaults.h on how to have #N report in non-english numbers.
- Plural [#S] gives nothing if there is 1 cpu, gives 's' otherwise.
- The "-y" and "-u" [display uptime and load average] command line options don't affect the output if a custom format is used.
The default banner format is:
"#O Version #V, Compiled #C\n \
#N #M#X#T Processor#S, #R RAM, #B Bogomips Total\n \
The default banner format displays the following on the author's computer:
|Linux Version 2.2.0-pre5, Compiled #47 Fri Jan 8 10:37:09 EST 1999|
|One 188MHz AMD K6 Processor, 64M RAM, 374.37 Bogomips Total|
linux_logo -F "Redhat Linux 5.2\nKernel Version #V\n#U\n#L\n"
which would display:
|Redhat Linux 5.2|
|Kernel Version 2.2.0-pre5|
|Uptime 11 hours 4 minutes|
|Load average 0.00, 0.00, 0.00|