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Add Animation over your favorite Terminal in GNU/Linux.

Antony Jr
I work with computers and watch anime a lot.
・1 min read

I've always wanted to animate my konsole with an animation over it's title bar. I searched everywhere but I can't find a program for that. That's why I've created spirit. It is a small program written in C++ which overlays a gif over your terminal. This is only available currently for KDE Plasma, Gnome, XFCE, Mate and other major X11 based Desktop Environments for Gnu/Linux.

There are plans to support Windows and Mac in the future.

Quick Start

 $ wget "https://github.com/antony-jr/spirit/releases/download/v0.1.2/spirit"
 $ chmod +x spirit
 $ ./spirit init # That's it.
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Now you should have a animation over your terminal window. You should restart your terminal to take full effect.

Terminate the Application

 $ ./spirit deinit
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The above command will stop spirit, you can just delete the binary if you don't need spirit in your system.

Animation Change on Error Command.

When you execute error command in the terminal the gif will change. This can be used as a visual indicator when compiling code.

Support

If you think this project is cool then please share the word and give a star at https://github.com/antony-jr/spirit

Stars in a project gives insight on how many people want this project to continue.

Discussion (3)

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Ricardo Sueiras

Nice πŸ‘

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Antony Jr Author

Thanks.

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horomancer

OMG window sitters!
This takes me back. Now i just need an exact winamp clone and a pixel cat chasing my mouse.