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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Showing Images on the terminal

So I just found a post on Hacker News where someone installed FreeBSD on their Mac, apparently because of this cool terminal thingy called Terminology. It can apparently show images on the terminal, using something called the EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries), which are basically a  set of graphics libraries on the Enlightenment Window Manager. Now being the lazy dude I am, I decided I am not going to spend hacking UEFI today, rather why not spend hacking iTerm instead? I know iTerm shows me beer emoji when I do brew installs.

So surely, there must be some way of showing images right?

Well here we go:

Right on! Here's the amazing script which does this: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gnachman/iTerm2/master/tests/imgcat

Happy Hacking!