Commands tagged fun (13)

  • sudo apt-get install sl man sl

    Svish · 2009-04-19 15:24:03 11
  • The British Government entering in the Gregorian era. Show Sample Output

    cal 09 1752
    flux · 2009-04-22 00:13:19 4

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    fortune | cowsay
    CodSpirit · 2010-05-31 13:23:39 0
  • you could save the code between if and fi to a shell script named with the first argument as and then do a to see if the command succeeded. a bit needless but who cares ;) Show Sample Output

    <commmand>; if [[ "$?" = 0 ]]; then echo ':)'; else echo ':('; fi
    potatoface · 2010-08-23 20:35:31 1
  • Shows "Bang!" in a chance of 1 out of 6, like in the original game with the gun (spin every round). Otherwise, echoes "Click...". If feeling brave you can also do: [ $[ $RANDOM % 6 ] == 0 ] && echo 'Bang!' && a really killer command || echo 'Click...' Show Sample Output

    [ $[ $RANDOM % 6 ] == 0 ] && echo 'Bang!' || echo 'Click...'
    paulera · 2016-03-23 11:09:56 5
  • Generates labyrinth-like pattern on UTF-8 terminal in bash. For fun ;) Show Sample Output

    while ( true ) ; do if [ $(expr $RANDOM % 2 ) -eq 0 ] ; then echo -ne "\xE2\x95\xB1" ; else echo -ne "\xE2\x95\xB2" ; fi ; done
    tobi · 2015-01-17 12:46:37 3

  • 1
    cowsay $(fortune)
    mandroid · 2010-05-31 12:47:06 0
  • Strangely enough, there is no option --lines=[negative] with tail, like the head's one, so we have to use sed, which is very short and clear, you see. Strangely more enough, skipping lines at the bottom with sed is not short nor clear. From Sed one liner : # delete the last 10 lines of a file $ sed -e :a -e '$d;N;2,10ba' -e 'P;D' # method 1 $ sed -n -e :a -e '1,10!{P;N;D;};N;ba' # method 2 Show Sample Output

    seq 1 12 | sed 1,5d ; seq 1 12 | head --lines=-5
    flux · 2009-08-01 00:41:52 3
  • Let Tux bring the fortune cookie

    fortune | cowsay -f tux
    Zaphod · 2010-06-01 09:04:01 0

  • 0
    emacs -f snake
    steadystatic · 2015-11-03 23:34:57 1
  • This is longer than others on here. The reason for this is I have combined two different matrix commands so it would work on all computers. I logged onto my server through a computer and it worked fine. I logged into my server through a mac and it looked $4!t so I have made one that works through both. Show Sample Output

    echo -e "CHECK=SAMPLE" output --command_to_long
    techie · 2013-04-03 08:46:47 1

  • -3
    yum install fortune-firefly; fortune
    madrasi · 2011-01-26 04:32:03 1

  • -6
    figlet -f roman message
    ekinertac · 2013-04-23 02:25:39 1

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