banner your terminal on Kali Linux 2019.2 with figlet

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After passing the CEH certification exam, now its time to put on practice all these techniques, tools, etc. that i learned during the course and hackthebox is a great platform to do that.

I’m preparing the environment [kali linux 2019.2] distro and yesterday I found some cosmetic tools you can use to modify and personalize your environment, at this time the “terminal“.

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Every time you open the terminal, you will see the “word”, “nickname” etc. like the previous example. To do that just need to install “figlet“, modify the “.bashrc file” and that is all.

Note: tested on Kali Linux 2019.2 // if the “figlet” package is not found, modify the sources.list file and try one more time.


1. Install figlet

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2. Modify the .bashrc file

[root@boydC]# vi /root/.bashrc

Add the following line to the end of the file, “figlet [word]“, example

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3. Save [:wq!]

4. Relaunch terminal

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