February 6, 2014

Fun Linux Terminal Commands !

The linux terminal is very powerful and comprehensive. You could spend days exploring all the commands and functions and you still not may find these funny little things.

Star Wars!

Entering the command

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

will play Star Wars, A New Hope. All done in text!

                                           All image credit goes to william @ Linoxide

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Fortune

Why not have your computer give you your fortune?

Install the fortune command by entering

sudo apt-get install fortune

Now enter

fortune

for your fortune!

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Yes

Using the ‘Yes’ command will continuously enter whatever you chose. Just entering Yes will enter ‘y’.

You can do whatever you like!

Hello!

hello.png

Pressing CTRL+c will stop this.

The Matrix

What programmer doesn’t wish they coud read and write code like in the matrix?

Install it with

sudo apt-get install cmatrix

and run it with

cmatrix

matrix.png

Use CTRL+c to the exit the matrix.

Fire!

Start a fire in your teminal by entering

aafire

fire

Press any key to put out the fire.

Calendar

Enter the Command

cal

to view the built in calendar.

cal

Esrever

Enter

rev

After hitting enter, you can type anything you wish, hit enter, and watch it become reversed.

rev

CTRL+d will stop everything from being reversed.

Cowsay

Cowsay will turn text into happy ASCII cows.

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