This one is of my own invention, so if it’s sloppy or if there’s another way to do this, please let me know. I was thinking about tty-clock and clockywock, and at the same time thinking about the 3D hostname screensaver that usually appears in the xscreensaver package. This is nowhere near as cool, but it does something similar.
#!/bin/bash while true do clear echo "Crux" `uname -r -s` "on" $HOSTNAME | figlet -t -c -f /usr/share/figlet/small.flf date | figlet -t -c -f /usr/share/figlet/big.flf sleep 15s done
Trigger that as part of a screensaver script for GNU/screen, and it should display something like this …
But without the split screen effects, of course. Needless to say you’ll need figlet installed, but beyond that, it shouldn’t require anything special. Feel free to expound upon it; I’m sure there are better or more interesting ways of accomplishing this.