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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 7 years ago
  • Total downloads: 97
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Publisher: Nick Gasson
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linux default iconxcowsay Publisher's description

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.

Installation instructions:

make install

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

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