Lolcat – A Command Line Tool to Output Rainbow Of Colors in Linux Terminal

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10 Responses

  1. ActionParsnip says:

    Is there a way to pipe ALL commands through lolcat

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Yes, you can use any Linux command with lolcat as shown in few below examples:

      # ps | lolcat
      # date | lolcat
      # cal | lolcat
  2. Dominic says:

    I found it quite amusing to pipe fortune through cowsay and then through lolcat. For example:
    ” fortune | cowsay | lolcat ” came out as (In colour of course in the terminal)
    / This is the first age that’s paid much \
    | attention to the future, which is a |
    | little ironic since we may not have |
    | one. |
    | |
    \ — Arthur Clarke /
    \ ^__^
    \ (oo)\_______
    (__)\ )\/\
    ||—-w |
    || ||

    • Andrew Woodhead says:

      Yes I can add the pipe. I know how to do that. I’m asking is there a way to make it happen automatically so that it’s not needed to manually add the pipe

  3. A troll says:

    Nice typo – Techmit. Lolcat!

  4. John says:

    Just a toy – Certainly not something you want or even need in a production system – But I’m sure you all knew that!

  5. Ginger Danger says:

    Most amusing.

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