Shell Script To Display The Text Entered By The User in Bold

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Write a shell script to display the text entered by the user in bold?

You need to use the tput utility to display text in bold. It uses the terminfo database to make the values of terminal-dependent capabilities and information available to the shell, to initialize or reset the terminal, or return the long name of the requested terminal type. tput bold turns on bold (extra bright) mode.

# Script to display the text entered by the user in bold
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# Copyright (c) 2005 nixCraft project <http:>
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
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# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
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# read man page of tput command.
echo -n "Enter text : "
read text
echo "Here is what you entered "
# use tput command to display it in bold
tput bold
echo "$text"
echo -n "Press any key to continue..."
# okay turn of bold effect
read key
# it will clear screen too
tput reset