Command Line easter eggs

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  1. Remp

    Remp New Member

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    Hi guys I thought I will open a thread for easter eggs in the command line :) I've read about this somewhere, and I think I'll share this with you guys:

    Open terminal, then write:

    apt-get moo

    And tell me what did you see :) After, you can try:


    cowsay 'your text here'

    If someone knows any other easter eggs, (I'm sure there are plenty of them) share it with us!
  2. wjack2010

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    Hmm, what do they do exactly? And I'll type them in when my Linux VPS has finished installing a package, as it won't let me do it at the moment should be <2 hours.
  3. Remp

    Remp New Member

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    Haha, I won't tell you :) It's a surprise :p By the way, you can do it right now, you can keep two terminals open at once... At least I think...
  4. wjack2010

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    Nah it won't let me run multiple commands at the moment, it's running a ton of processes at once, and surprisingly it's taking longer than expected, but oh well I can wait.
  5. DaReaper

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    Haha the it's the Super Cow! :p, i loved doing that on my Maemo device xD

    I found this one online -

    ddate is a discordian date format.
  6. DarthVader3257

    DarthVader3257 New Member

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    Haha, that's pretty cool! I found some Easter eggs in the Windows command prompt, but they aren't too impressive. I usually don't use too much of the command prompt anyways, so that might be the reason too.
  7. calvinandhobbes

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    That is awesome. I love easter eggs :). I will go do some easter egg hunting right now! Which is fitting since it is officialy easter haha. But yeah it is always cool to come across these things :p
  8. Pandorical

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    Happy Easter everyone! :D DaReaper - that's a cool easter egg you found, you too Remp.
  9. icebirdro

    icebirdro New Member

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    Hey thanks for the 'moo' one! I've been searching for that specific command for some time, I saw it in a screenshot a while ago and I liked it a lot.

    P.S. Oh... a friend told me this and it's awesome: try 'figlet LinuxForum' and see what it shows up :)
  10. Remp

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    I'm glad you guys like these :) Happy Easter for you guys too! :)
    The figlet one is awesome, thanks for showing this :O Beware Facebook.... :p
  11. scotty

    scotty New Member

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    Wow I love this! Never tried it before, but I am glad to see developers taking some fun in their work!
  12. Remp

    Remp New Member

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    LOL, I just found this on the net, open the terminal or the command prompt on Windows, and type: telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

    Pretty good, huh? :D You can watch the entire episode, by the way.
  13. KenJackson

    KenJackson Active Member

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    Open a terminal? I don't have to open a terminal. I ALWAYS have multiple up and ready.

    Since I use Fedora, I fully expected to see "bash: apt-get: command not found". But I forgot that I installed the "apt" RPM package a while back. I've never experimented to see if it works, but your moo subcommand output was suitably surprising. Though the other one did not disappoint: "bash: cowsay: command not found".
  14. DaReaper

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    OMG i still remember this one, it's an old telnet ASCII animation of Star Wars, it's pure awesomeness.

    You can basically do this even on the windows command prompt, that's where i viewed it on.
  15. fieldtrip

    fieldtrip New Member

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    lolz

    how about fortune cookie <install fortune>... fortune | cowsay.... fortune | cowsay -f tux.....

    cheers ^_^

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