icat - image cat
Outputs an image on a 256-color or 24-bit color enabled terminal with UTF-8 locale, such as gnome-terminal, konsole or rxvt-unicode (urxvt).
Build requirements: icat depends on imlib2.
apt-get install libimlib2-dev
On Darwin (Mac OS X),
brew install imlib2
Note that for Darwin (Mac OS X), you will need to install XQuartz first, the version of the X.Org X Window System (X11) that runs on OS X.
Run icat with a local file:
or with multiple files:
icat img1.jpg img2.jpg > newfile.txt
- is used as as file name, it reads from standard input:
curl -sL https://raw.github.com/atextor/icat/master/sample.png | icat -
The above commands results the following output in 256-color terminal, see
sample.256-color.txt for the actual output:
For terminals that support 24-bit color (such as Konsole and Yakuake, see this document for more information about terminals and their color support), this can be enabled using:
icat -m 24bit sample.png
icat was written by Andreas Textor email@example.com. The sample icon is from the Nuvola icon theme by David Vignoni.