Banner is a port of the Unix and Linux command-line tool with the same name. It displays the text provided in the argument in ASCII art. It currently displays capital letters, numbers, periods and dashes, but I will be adding some more characters later on. It can also display the text in italic. The source code and the executable work in .NET Framework 2.0 and later as well as Mono 2.0 or later without modification. This makes the application run in Ms Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

To run banner in Linux using Mono, extract the contents of the runtime zip file and enter the following command:

mono banner.exe