Retro hack: box.pl

Way back when, I grew up on a PDP-11 running BSD-2.9, using VT100 terminals. This was such a joy to use compared to the DEC-20's running TOPS-20. On this system, there was this little tool called "box", that to my astonishment, would draw a very nice looking box around arbitrary text. I obviously put this into my .login file, pipe'ing fortune through it. I could never find this tool on any "modern" Unix (Linux) systems, so I decided last night to write one in perl. Attached below is the end result, Enjoy!

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Re: Retro hack: box.pl

gnark gnark ... find a bug !

echo Cool | perl box.pl| perl box.pl

( nices articles about ATS !)

Re: Retro hack: box.pl

Heh, ok, will fix it at some point ... ;). And thanks, I need to write more, in my copious spare time...