Beyond Putting a Burger In Your Shell

So I saw a blog post today titled “put a burger in your shell”, which showed how to use the emoji characters in Unicode 6.1 to put a cheeseburger in your terminal.

That got me to thinking: Icons can be a simple, quick-to-parse, compact means of conveying information. Perhaps some of the emoji could be used for a more practical purpose. So, I have put together a little project called BashFu to do just that.

Here’s an image showing off all the current widgets:

At some point soon, I’ll be adding some icons for git repo status and the like.

In the meantime, hit the BashFu project page for source and more details.

bash 113 words, est. time: 22 seconds.

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