Figlet.vim : Finally, the power of Vim + Figlet!
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|Use the g@ operator or the :Figlet command to filter your text through figlet, in-place!
:Figlet has a completion function that will complete on installed font names, too.
Plus, there is a Windows/MS-DOS version of Figlet, so everybody can get in on the fun!
Q: Can't I do this same thing with the :! command?
A: Basically, sure
Q: What does this plugin give me that Vim's built-in filtering doesn't?
A1. Convenience - through variables it can remember your defaults
A2. Completion - so you don't have to memorize all of the commands or font names
A3. Text-objects - use the g@ operator with text-objects for blazing fast transformations that will knock shoulder-surfer's socks off
A4. A font sample buffer to help you pick out the perfect font for the occasion
Q: Okay, I'm sold. But what is this Figlet you speak of?
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Er, that wasn't quite as impressive as I was hoping. Check out http://www.figlet.org/ to get with the times.
|Make sure you've got the figlet program installed on your $PATH
Copy script into your .vim/plugin directory
Click on the package to download.
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||:FigletFontDemo can be given a small sample of text to render; this lets you easily compare fonts
||Add :FigletFontDemo - open a buffer with generated samples of installed fonts
Bugfixes; use shellescape() on text sent to figlet; better able to cope with figlet crashes, work around broken DOS build of figlet