Echo a file to the terminal. Works with text, figlets, ascii art, and full-color ansi.


Cat a file to the terminal. Works great with text, ascii art, and even colorful ansi.

This task may require Grunt 0.4.

npm install grunt-notify --save-dev

Once that's done, add this line to your project's Gruntfile:


Show a message whenever you want!

  cat: {
    logo: {
      file: 'files/logo.txt'
    prod: {
      file: 'files/prod-logo.txt'
// simplified example 
grunt.registerTask('server', ['cat:logo', 'uglify', 'sass', 'server', 'notify:server']);

  • file (required): Path to the file. This is relative to the root of your project.

Run grunt to lint and run the tests.

This project was created for and is used by Doodle or Die.

This is what it looks like when we run our local dev server using the production MongoDB:

Dec 28 - First version