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There's lot of stuff we can do at a terminal, many of them very useful.

But, what commands are there that exist only to amuse the user?

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    This is extraordinarily broad, and I believe does not fit with the types of Q/A posts we are looking for on this site (per the Help Center and Meta discussions) – Thomas Ward Nov 8 '15 at 19:59
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    @ThomasW. It is very broad, but the answer is very good, perhaps Freddy could try to reword the question slightly to be a better fit ? I believe this could have some value here. – Mark Kirby Nov 8 '15 at 20:06
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    The point remains: a question asking for a list of things without limit is not a good fit for Stack Exchange. – muru Nov 8 '15 at 20:13
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    @Freddy care to read the first paragraph on that? – muru Nov 8 '15 at 20:16
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    @muru Oh I am really sorry i did not read that! :( – Freddy Nov 8 '15 at 20:17
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  1. sl

    Very often we mistype ls as sl.

    what if you get something like this:

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install sl:

sudo apt-get install sl

  1. Fortune

    Fortune ----> prints random stuff

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install fortune:

sudo apt-get install fortune

  1. Cowsay(part 1)

    want cow on terminal?

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install cowsay

sudo apt-get install cowsay

cowsay + fortune

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  1. cowsay(part 2)

    you will see something like this:

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install xcowsay

sudo apt-get install xcowsay

  1. cmatrix

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install cmatrix

sudo apt-get install cmatrix

  1. bb(one of mine favourite)

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press 8. turn up volume to max(wear headphone)

it will show you something like this:

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And then it will play music!

install bb

sudo apt-get install bb

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  • Can you explain a bit what bb does? – Byte Commander Nov 8 '15 at 20:04
  • @ByteCommander I have edited answer. – Freddy Nov 8 '15 at 20:09

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