xcowsay Publisher's description
from Nick Gasson
xcowsay is a cute cow for your Linux desktop.
xcowsay is a cute cow for your Linux desktop. Inspired by the original cowsay.
Usage: xcowsay [OPTION]... [MESSAGE]...
Display a cow on your desktop with MESSAGE or standard input.
-h, --help Display this message and exit.
-v, --version Print version information.
-t, --time=SECONDS Number of seconds to display message for
-r, --reading-speed=N Number of milliseconds to delay per word.
-f, --font=FONT Set message font (Pango format).
-d, --daemon Run xcowsay in daemon mode.
--cow-size=SIZE Size of the cow (small, med, large).
--debug Keep daemon attached to terminal.
Default values for these options can be specified in the xcowsay config
file. See the man page for more information.
If the display_time option is not set the display time will be calcuated
from the reading_speed parameter multiplied by the word count.
If you don't want DBus support configure with --disable-dbus
Here are some key features of "xcowsay":
В· Fully configurable!
В· Calculates display time from amount of text
В· Daemon mode! Send your cow messages over DBus!
В· Three different sized cows provided
В· fortune(6) wrapper program: xcowfortune - cow will deliver pearls of wisdom!
В· Replace the naffness that is xmessage
В· Should work with any window manager
В· Supports UTF-8 characters properly
What's New in This Release:В· This version adds a new "dream" mode that displays images in the cow's thought bubble.
В· There's also a new "think" mode that displays text in a thought bubble.
В· Many bugs from 1.0 have been fixed.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall