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Sex, drugs, and UNIX/Linux
If you are stressed out, burnt out, depressed, or feeling increasingly overwhelmed, why don't you just chill out, man, and have some fun on the terminal?Worry not, let me suggest you some ideas:
> make love make: *** No rule to make target 'love'. Stop. > whatis linux linux: nothing appropriate. > aptitude moo There are no Easter Eggs in this program. > aptitude -v moo There really are no Easter Eggs in this program. > aptitude -vv moo Didn't I already tell you that there are no Easter Eggs in this program? > aptitude -vvvvv moo All right, you win.
Fun with vim. You may need to install it: sudo apt install vim -Ubuntu-; sudo pacman -S vim -Arch-. Open it (vim) and type: :help 42
What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything? 42, Douglas Adams, the only person who knew what this question really was about is now dead, unfortunately. So now you might wonder what the meaning of death is…
if [ -f /etc/bash.command-not-found ]; then . /etc/bash.command-not-found fi user@pc:~$ pt Dropped on your head as a baby, eh? If ignorance is bliss, you must be the happiest person on earth. This is not Windows [...] zsh: command not found: pt
tty-clock -c -C 7 -r -f "%A, %B %d" # Credits, https://hund.tty1.se
sl draws a retro train in your terminal. Installation: brew install sl (macOS); sudo apt install sl (Ubuntu, Debian); sudo pacman -S sl (Arch);
boxes draws any kind of box around its input text, e.g., uname -a | boxes. The -l option lists all available designs. Installation: choco install boxes.portable (Windows); brew install boxes (macOS); sudo apt install boxes (Ubuntu, Debian); https://aur.archlinux.org/boxes.git (Arch, AUR).
Funny man pages. Installation: sudo apt install funny-manpages (Ubuntu), https://aur.archlinux.org/funny-manpages.git (Arch). Open your terminal and try man baby, man celibacy, condom, woman (undocumented), sex, grope, party, flog, … bb is an ASCII-art demo. Installation: sudo apt install bb (Ubuntu), https://aur.archlinux.org/bb.git (Arch).
Fortunes prints a random, hopefully interesting, adage. Installation: sudo apt install fortunes fortunes-off (data files containing offensive fortune cookies) -Ubuntu, Debian; sudo pacman -S fortune-mod (Arch). Meta packages which provide quotes from specific sources are available in the AUR under the prefix “fortune-mod”, e.g., fortune-mod-confucius, fortune-mod-chucknorris, fortune-mod-hitchhiker, or fortune-mod-montypython.
cowthink and cowsay are configurable talking or thinking cows. Installation: sudo apt install cowsay cowsay-off (offensive cows) -Ubuntu, Debian; sudo pacman -S cowsay -Arch; e.g., fortune -o | cowsay. Futhermore, cowsay -l lists all cows or characters to choose from, and then you can tell cowsay which one to use: fortune -o | cowsay -f skeleton.
cmatrix simulates the display from “The Matrix”. Installation: brew install cmatrix (macOS); sudo apt install cmatrix (Ubuntu, Debian); sudo pacman -S cmatrix (Arch). Launch it: cmatrix and type “q” to quit the program.
Tease your friends by pretending to be a hacker. hollywood turns your terminal into a Hollywood-style hacker interface fill with melodrama technobabble. Installation: sudo apt install hollywood (Ubuntu, Debian), https://aur.archlinux.org/hollywood.git (Arch, AUR).
Others. bastet, Bastard Tetris: brew install bastet (macOS); sudo apt install bastet (Ubuntu, Debian); cbonsai is a bonsai tree generator. Installation: sudo apt install cbonsai (Ubuntu, Debian), https://aur.archlinux.org/cbonsai-git.git (Arch, AUR). eSpeak-ng is a text to speech tool for Linux, macOS, and Windows: brew install espeak (macOS), sudo apt install espeak-ng (Ubuntu), sudo pacman -S espeak-ng; Use: espeak-ng “My text to voice”. RIG (Random Identity Generator) generates random, but yet real-looking, personal data. More games can be found in STEAM DECK & List of games: ninvaders, nsnake, greed, bsdgames, moon-buggy, nudoku, asciijump, gnuchess, etc.