Computer Tips - How can I make a sign or banner on the command line?

Date: 2016mar9 OS: Linux Keywords: ASCII art Q. How can I make a sign or banner on the command line? A. The classic is banner:
banner Hello
Which gives:
# # ####### # # ####### # # # # # # # # # # # # # # ####### ##### # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # ####### ####### ####### #######
Relative new-comer figlet has many options. Basic usage is simple:
figlet Hello _ _ _ _ | | | | ___| | | ___ | |_| |/ _ \ | |/ _ \ | _ | __/ | | (_) | |_| |_|\___|_|_|\___/
Or use the shadow font
figlet -f shadow Hello | | | | | | _ \ | | _ \ ___ | __/ | | ( | _| _|\___|_|_|\___/
Or bubble:
figlet -f bubble Hello _ _ _ _ _ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ ( H | e | l | l | o ) \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/
To see all the fonts on RedHat/Fedora/CentOS:
rpm -q -l figlet | grep .flc
To install on RedHat/Fedora/CentOS:
dnf install banner figlet
To post a banner on Slack use triple back quotes:
``` / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ ( H | e | l | l | o ) \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/```