Boxes is a command line program which draws, removes, and repairs ASCII art boxes. It operates as a text filter. The generated boxes may even be removed and repaired again if they were badly damaged by editing of the text inside. Since boxes may be open on any side, boxes can also be used to create (regional) comments in any programming language. Boxes is useful for making the function headers in your programming language look better, for spicing up news postings and emails, or just for decorating documentation files. Since the drawn box is matched in size to your input text, you can use boxes in scripts to dynamically add boxes around stuff.
|text mode box and comment drawing filter