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July 10th, 2008, 01:19 PM
try this

sudo apt-get moo

and if u know anything please post it here

July 10th, 2008, 01:22 PM
aptitude -v moo
aptitude -vv moo

July 10th, 2008, 01:27 PM
yes: aptitude -v moo
aptitude -vv moo
aptitude -vvv moo
aptitude -vvv moo

and prss alt+f2 and then type this free the fish

July 10th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Have started my UF timer to see how long it is before this gets merged or placed into recurring... :D

tick tick tick...

July 10th, 2008, 01:33 PM
You know, on my old computer, I did type in free the fish, but I could never get the fish to go away. A would type it in now if anyone would tell me how to get rid of the fish.

July 10th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Just do Alt+F2 and type

killall gnome-panel

July 10th, 2008, 02:44 PM
$ sudo apt-get moo
/ | ||
* /\---/\
~~ ~~
...."Have you mooed today?"...
$ yes
I didn't know that before, there are command names 'yes'. 'Yes' command makes me more moo.

Dr Small
July 10th, 2008, 04:06 PM
In a terminal, type:

zenity --about

Then with the About Dialog up, just type:


July 10th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Alt+F2 then gegls from outer space. Who said Linux didn't have games?

July 10th, 2008, 05:41 PM
sudo apt-get install cowsay

cowsay Whatever you want the cow to say!

July 10th, 2008, 06:33 PM

July 10th, 2008, 06:58 PM
what does the "yes" command do? all it does it make an infinite thing of "y"'s

July 10th, 2008, 07:03 PM
an infinite thing of "whatever you want".

$yes "ok"

July 10th, 2008, 07:04 PM
sudo apt-get install cowsay

cowsay Whatever you want the cow to say!

Cowsay rules, checkout my signature.

July 10th, 2008, 07:10 PM
fortune | cowsay -f tux.cow
ahhh! dude that is pretty cool

July 10th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Not exactly a command but there's a good easter egg in open office:

1. create a new sheetin openoffice.org Calc (spreadsheet)
2. enter this formula in a cell :
and validate (validation button or enter)
3.the cell will display "say what?"
4. Enter this formula:
5. a new window will open with a little game star war game.
6. But if you type again this formula, the cell will return the display "oh no, not again!"

July 10th, 2008, 07:16 PM
I accidentally typed "aptitude -vvvvvvv mo," and got this (the funny part is at the bottom)

Unknown command "mo"
aptitude 0.4.9
Usage: aptitude [-S fname] [-u|-i]
aptitude [options] <action> ...
Actions (if none is specified, aptitude will enter interactive mode):

install - Install/upgrade packages
remove - Remove packages
purge - Remove packages and their configuration files
hold - Place packages on hold
unhold - Cancel a hold command for a package
markauto - Mark packages as having been automatically installed
unmarkauto - Mark packages as having been manually installed
forbid-version - Forbid aptitude from upgrading to a specific package version.
update - Download lists of new/upgradable packages
safe-upgrade - Perform a safe upgrade
full-upgrade - Perform an upgrade, possibly installing and removing packages
forget-new - Forget what packages are "new"
search - Search for a package by name and/or expression
show - Display detailed information about a package
clean - Erase downloaded package files
autoclean - Erase old downloaded package files
changelog - View a package's changelog
download - Download the .deb file for a package
reinstall - Download and (possibly) reinstall a currently installed package

-h This help text
-s Simulate actions, but do not actually perform them.
-d Only download packages, do not install or remove anything.
-P Always prompt for confirmation or actions
-y Assume that the answer to simple yes/no questions is 'yes'
-F format Specify a format for displaying search results; see the manual
-O order Specify how search results should be sorted; see the manual
-w width Specify the display width for formatting search results
-f Aggressively try to fix broken packages.
-V Show which versions of packages are to be installed.
-D Show the dependencies of automatically changed packages.
-Z Show the change in installed size of each package.
-v Display extra information. (may be supplied multiple times)
-t [release] Set the release from which packages should be installed
-q In command-line mode, suppress the incremental progress indicators.
-o key=val Directly set the configuration option named 'key'
--with(out)-recommends Specify whether or not to treat recommends as
strong dependencies
-S fname Read the aptitude extended status info from fname.
-u Download new package lists on startup.
-i Perform an install run on startup.

This aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers.

July 10th, 2008, 07:38 PM
wth... yes is at version 6.10

why would you need multiple versions of a prgram that just repets something?

July 10th, 2008, 08:19 PM
what does the "yes" command do? all it does it make an infinite thing of "y"'s

It is for things like fsck when it asks for confirmation to fix things.

July 11th, 2008, 04:23 AM
cowsay -f dragon.cow ROAR, fear me...


July 11th, 2008, 05:08 AM
None of these *.cow files work, am I doing something wrong?

July 11th, 2008, 06:00 AM
Thankyou for this thread! I could remember there was a command to get a 'cow' to show up in the terminal but I couldn't remember what it was! Why would I want to make a cow appear in the terminal? Cause its awesome;) Also that "free the fish" thing i freakin awesome:D

July 11th, 2008, 06:00 AM

July 11th, 2008, 06:49 AM
None of these *.cow files work, am I doing something wrong?

Well are you sure cowsay is installed?

sudo apt-get install cowsay

July 21st, 2008, 01:45 PM
cowsay is nothing, try espeak