Show all available cows

for i in /usr/share/cowsay/cows/*.cow; do cowsay -f $i "$i"; done
There are lots of different cow options to use, this script will show them all

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By: wincus
2015-02-26 20:56:45

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    echo 'Dir.foreach("/usr/local/Cellar/cowsay/3.03/share/cows") {|cow| puts cow; system "fortune | cowsay -f /usr/local/Cellar/cowsay/3.03/share/cows/#{cow}" }' | ruby
    orkoden · 2013-04-15 12:27:38 0
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    files=(/usr/share/cowsay/cows/*);cowsay -f `printf "%s\n" "${files[RANDOM % ${#files}]}"` "`fortune`"
    dog · 2010-06-02 14:18:28 0
  • You need to have fortune and cowsay installed. It uses a subshell to list cow files in you cow directory (this folder is default for debian based systems, others might use another folder). you can add it to your .bashrc file to have it great you with something interesting every time you start a new session. Show Sample Output


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    fortune | cowsay -f $(ls /usr/share/cowsay/cows/ | shuf -n1)
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  • You need to have figlet(for font) and cowsay installed then add it to your .bashrc file.You can see it every time after start a new session. Show Sample Output


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    figlet -f $(ls /usr/share/figlet/fonts/*.flf | shuf -n1) namakukingkong | cowsay -n -f $(ls /usr/share/cows/ | shuf -n1)
    namakukingkong · 2011-11-25 13:54:06 0

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