showing a GIF or JPG to a sighted friend, from the console?

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Fri Dec 3 12:46:07 UTC 2004

Le ven 03 déc 2004 à 13:43:56 +0100, Osvaldo La Rosa a tapoté sur son clavier :
> the question may sound very strange, but I would like to know if there 
> exist a tool for showing a jpg or gif to a sighted person, on the 
> console, without needing X?

That depends whether your console is a raw linux console (in which case
you will need a tool using svgalib for instance) or a framebuffer
(a mere elinks should be able to do that)

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