The Funny Side of Linux Command Line (Terminal)
Can you remember the first funny command you run when you started using Linux? I can remember ($ apt-get moo) and here are some 6 funny Linux commands. Let me start with the first funny command I run when I started using Linux (Ubuntu).
$ apt-get moo
As you already know the ls command is used to display files in a directory, but what if you make a typo error and type sl instead. To prevent the default message.
Let us install sl, run the command below:
$ sudo apt-get install sl
You can also use $ sl -F to make the train fly. Whenever you run sl you see this animation:
Figlet is used to display large characters made up of ordinary screen characters.
To install Figlet run the command below:
$ sudo apt-get install figlet
After installation you can run $ figlet character(s), hence running:
figlet Unixmen gives you:
xcowsay displays a cute cow and a speech bubble.
$ sudo apt-get install xcowsay
Running xcowsay Unixmen displays:
oneko makes a cat to chase your mouse pointer everywhere it goes. oneko sounds like Tom and Jerry on your desktop.
$ sudo apt-get install oneko
Running oneko displays:
oneko can also make a dog chase the mouse instead of a cat,
run oneko -dog:
Xeyes displays eyes that spy on your mouse wherever it goes.
Always Press Ctrl + C to quit the commands.
NB: You can run man on this commands for more options. Also there are a lot of these funny commands.