ASCII-Art fun: cowsay and FIGlet

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Ever wanted to type in text terminal somehow funnier? This article describes two programs that can be used to generate a little less standard output in Linux console: cowsay and figlet.

Cowsay/Cowthink is a program generating ascii-cow (or other animals, as described later in the article) to present a text in similar way to the method used by comic artists. This way you can find out what ascii-animals think or say in relevant topics.

The difference between cowsay and cowthink is in the type of bubbles they generate. As you might have guessed these are speech bubbles for cowsay and thought bubbles for cowthink Smile

OK, so let’s start the show now: