Welcome2L - Linux ANSI boot logo.
] [ -getty
] [ -gettps
] [ -cpu
] [ -scrrand
] [ -xmas
] [ -lcol
] [ -nolf
] [ -private
is a little program that may run at login time to produce a BBS
like ANSI login logo. It's very similar to Linux_Logo. But where Linux_Logo
intends to be portable, Welcome2L intends to produce the best looking ANSI
screens by making full usage of PC graphic characters. Therefore an
architecture able to display those characters (i386, Alpha with TGA adapter,
... ) is required to use it. And, even if it will work on larger screens, it
will only produce 80 column ANSI screens.
- Will display more accurate information when launched at
- Like -getty, but works with gettyps(8)
- Will not add an empty line to the ansi screen produced.
- -msg"text of message" will show the message given
as the distribution info.
- -cpu"name" will show the name given as the CPU
- Will display screen number xx.
- Will display a random screen.
- Will display an Xmas screen.
- Will automatically display an Xmas screen in December and
- Will change the prompt color to the color number xx. Type
Welcome2L -help to see what number is attributed to a color.
- Display an "Unauthorized access is prohibited"
line at the bottom of the ANSI screen.
- When dispalying date information, do not display time.
- Turn blinking off. Useful with -xmas or
-xmasauto on framebuffer devices, which do not support blinking.
- Will display usage information.
/usr/bin/Welcome2L -getty -msg"Debian GNU/Linux" -lcol14
Welcome2L is not intended to run in a xterm.
Because "A 'welcome' page has been proven to be an invitation to come your
system, thus making it legal to hack into your box." you may want to use
the "-private" arg when running Welcome2L to display an
"Unauthorized access is prohibited" line at the bottom of the ANSI
Welcome2L Copyright (C)1998-1999 Little Igloo Org
is freely distributable
under the GNU Public License
, a copy of which you should have received
with this software (in a file called COPYING
You can get the last Welcome2L version, sources, binaries distribution or RedHat
Packages, at : http://www.LittleIgloo.org
Jean-Marc Jacquet <email@example.com>