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1. (Or "banner page", "burst page") A title page added by a print spooler to the start of each individual printout sent to a shared printer. The banner page typically includes user account information in very large character graphics capitals to help users find their printouts. The name "burst page" comes from "bursting" or tearing apart the continuous length of fan-fold paper to separate one user's printout from the next.

2. A printout along the length of multiple pages of fan-fold paper, typically consisting of character graphics generated from user-specified text, e.g. by the program in sense 3.

3. The Unix program that produces output suitable to send to a printer to create a banner in sense 2.

Unix manual page: banner(1).

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Last updated: 2022-12-01

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