How to Add or Custom Linux Terminal banner

Have you ever considered how you can add a banner to your terminal to have a more customized Linux? Many of the time I saw in many people Linux terminal that they have a title or they have their name in their terminal just like the following image:

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To do so, you may install figlet, with the following command:

Apt-get install figlet

You may find more info about the figlet from http://linux.die.net/man/6/figlet. So once you have installed the figlet, you need to go to your root directory you can see the .bashrc file (if your show hidden files option is already checked). Or you can use the terminal directly:

leafpad /root/.bashrc

Then open it with your text editor and bottom of the file in the last line you may add your text as:

Figlet “your name” –c

c switch set it in the center.

Save the file and open your terminal and enjoy your new terminal.

You may use other alternative tools with different options as well. For more info check the mewbies.com