Ubuntu / Linux / Unix Easter Eggs: Steam Locomotive, Moo, Cowsay, Lord of the Rings Calendar, Watch Star Wars from Terminal, about:robots, gegls from outer space

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In this article I will show you some Ubuntu / Linux / Unix Easter Eggs. No, I do not refer to the coloured eggs we smash on Easter, but some terminal entertainment.

1. SL:

sl stands for Steam Locomotive.

When you type sl, accidentally instead of ls, you get a Locomotive, if you install the sl package:

$ sudo apt-get install sl
$ sl


2. Moo:

You sure know moo, don’t you?


$ sudo apt-get moo

3. If you like the cow thingy, do this: Cowsay.

$ sudo apt-get install cowsay fortune-mod
$ fortune | cowsay



4. Aptitude moo:

$ aptitude moo
$ aptitude -v moo
$ aptitude -vv moo
$ aptitude -vvv moo
$ aptitude -vvvv moo
$ aptitude -vvvvv moo
$ aptitude -vvvvvv moo


5. Lord of The Rings Calendar Easter Egg:

$ calendar -f /usr/share/calendar/calendar.lotr -A 365


6. Watch Star Wars from the terminal:

$ telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

7. Unity Easter Eggs: about:robots

about:robots in Unity Dash


7. Unity Easter Eggs: gegls from outer space

gegls from outer space in Unity Dash

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