I'm writing a terminal-based utility that will be used over ssh. I'd like to plant an easter egg that will open a game to play if they send it certain options. I need the game to be available by default on Ubuntu 18.04 or later, without installation, and in the terminal so it works over
ssh. Which terminal games, if any, come pre-installed?
Note: an alternative to using a pre-installed game would be to have my program call
sudo apt update && sudo apt install some_game. The problem with this, however, is two-fold:
- The user of my program will have to enter their sudo password, which might seem odd or make them leery.
- Security: I'd prefer not to have to install programs that aren't required on the system. Let's say it's a server, for instance. I'm not sure how secure all programs are which can be installed with
sudo apt install.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install <game>the first time they run it.
mainas there are costs involved with having packages there, some of which don't exist in 'universe' (where most games are found). Packages included in 'universe' are only found on Ubuntu flavors by default (ie. on 18.04 'main' packages come with 5 years of guaranteed support; for 'universe' it was 9 months for some, 3 years for most, but capable of being 5 too if community wish to update packages). This is what can be found on 18.04.6 desktop - releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04.6-desktop-amd64.manifest