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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?

closed as too broad by Thomas Ward, muru, user68186, Jacob Vlijm, chaskes Nov 8 '15 at 20:15

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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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

  • 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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