Watch Star Wars via telnet

Use Ctrl-] to stop it.
Sample Output
A long time ago in a galaxy far, 
far away......

By: Alioth
2009-03-26 22:59:48

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What Others Think

foucault · 644 weeks ago
? telnet 666 will give you an excuse from the BOFH stories. See for more information
DNSpyder · 644 weeks ago
It's Great...
Border · 644 weeks ago
Takes me back to my BBS years. Fantastic!
philiph · 643 weeks and 6 days ago
Doesn't work anymore. :(
maedox · 583 weeks and 3 days ago
Still works for me :-)
splante · 536 weeks and 4 days ago
It worked for me :) ___ / ()\ _|_____|_ | | === | | |_| O |_| || O || ||__*__|| |~ \___/ ~| /=\ /=\ /=\ _[_]_[_]_[_]_
rajashekar · 455 weeks and 3 days ago
working and interesting.
largem · 409 weeks and 3 days ago
=D awesome
davethomas11 · 370 weeks and 6 days ago
how to exit?
harriszh · 260 weeks and 6 days ago
ok, I found it. ctrl+] will back to telnet
harriszh · 260 weeks and 6 days ago
If you don't have telnet, this works as well: cat < /dev/tcp/
kees · 191 weeks and 6 days ago
With Netcat, High Sierra have no more telnet. nc -v 23 "Original Work : Simon Jansen ( ) Telnetification : Sten Spans ( ) Terminal Tricks : Mike Edwards ( The hard work was done by Simon and Mike, I just placed it online in a different format. So long And Thanks for all the fish " Sten (I just need a Hug)
ThinWarrior · 157 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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