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A library to generate ASCII boxes via NodeJS


☁️ Installation

# Using npm 
npm install --save cli-box
# Using yarn 
yarn add cli-box

📋 Example

// Dependencies
var Box = require("cli-box");
// Create a simple box
var b1 = Box("20x10");
// Set custom marks
var b2 = new Box({
    w: 10
  , h: 10
  , stringify: false
  , marks: {
        nw: ""
      , n:  "══"
      , ne: ""
      , e:  ""
      , se: ""
      , s:  "══"
      , sw: ""
      , w:  ""
      , b: "░░"
// Box with text and use the stringify
var b3 = Box("20x10", "I will be \u001b[31mdis\u001b[0mplayed inside! \n A\u001b[34mnd I'm in a\u001b[0m new line!");
// Box with aligned text to top-right
var b4 = Box("30x20", {
    text: "Box content"
  , stretch: true
  , autoEOL: true
  , vAlign: "top"
  , hAlign: "right"
// Full screen box
var b5 = Box({fullscreen: true, marks: {}}, "Hello World!");

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  1. Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.
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📝 Documentation

CliBox(options, text)

Creates a new ASCII box.


  • Object|String options: A string representing the size: WIDTHxHEIGHT (e.g. 10x20) or an object:

  • width or w (Number): The box width.

  • height or h (Number): The box height.

  • fullscreen (Boolean): If true, the box will have full size (default: false).

  • stringify (Boolean): If false the box will not be stringified (the CliBox object will be returned instead).

  • marks (Object): An object containing mark characters. Default:

    • nw: "┌"
    • n: "─"
    • ne: "┐"
    • e: "│"
    • se: "┘"
    • s: "─"
    • sw: "└"
    • w: "|"
    • b: " "
  • Object|String text: A string to be displayed or an object:

  • text (String): The text to be displayed.

  • stretch (Boolean): Stretch box to fix text (default: false).

  • autoEOL (Boolean): Break lines automatically (default: false).

  • hAlign (String): Horizontal alignement (default: "middle"). It can take one of the values: "left", "middle", "right".

  • vAlign (String): Vertical alignement (default: "center"). It can take one of the values: "top", "center", "bottom".


  • Object|Stringify The CliBox object (if options.stringify is false) or the stringified box.


Returns the stringified box.


  • String Stringified box string.

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💫 Where is this library used?

If you are using this library in one of your projects, add it in this list. ✨

  • le-table
  • overlap
  • cli-gh-cal
  • text-animation
  • cli-cal
  • ghcal
  • ducksay-instant
  • ascii-github
  • csk-cli
  • fluxmockserverapi
  • survivio
  • gem-mine
  • bhedge
  • gafas
  • short-fire
  • oversize-images-finder
  • image-oversize-finder
  • @gem-mine/sapphire
  • expo-library
  • @gofynd/fdk-cli
  • 3abn
  • cli-github
  • artstack-downloader

📜 License

MIT © Ionică Bizău


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