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

Andor Demarteau andor at
Fri Dec 3 14:04:30 UTC 2004

just install zgv, will do the trick for ya
On Fri, 3 Dec 2004, Christian Schoepplein wrote:

 > On Fr, Dez 03, 2004 at 01:43:56 +0100, Osvaldo La Rosa wrote:
 > > 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?
 > If a simple ASCII file is good enough to, you could redirect the output
 > of /dev/vcsX in to a file. The command
 > cat /dev/vcs0 > tty0.txt
 > redirects the content of your first console to the file tty0.txt. Maybe
 > thats enough for your needs and you don't have to play arround with anny
 > tools for gif or jpeg.
 > Regards,
 > Schöpp

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