Fun with ASCII art on the Linux command line

This really brings back memories of when I worked night shift on an IBM 1401 and we used to print ASCII art on the IBM 1403 printer when we had nothing else to do.

This fun little utility, boxes, can draw various forms of boxes around text at the Linux command line. Jason Baker, my friend at Opensource.com found this and made it the subject of the first of 24 articles he will be publishing this month.

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                 / .===. \
                 \/ 6 6 \/
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| OK, Jason, how did I not know about the |
| boxes utility before?!                  |
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                  /-'Y'-\
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I look forward to Jason’s next Linux toy.