matrix in your term

cmatrix -abx
-a : Asynchronous scroll -b : Bold characters on -x : X window mode, use if your xterm is using mtx.pcf

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By: erdnaxeli
2010-06-13 11:18:26

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What Others Think

I love this program! It's my screensaver in all my shells. It's also easy to create a static binary. I use it mostly with screen like: idle 3600 eval "screen nice -n 19 /opt/s/cmatrix" "idle 360000 pow_detach" Which emulates a normal screensaver with powersave features.
AskApache · 418 weeks ago
Wish there was a way to get this command into the regular terminal settings.. That would be great! Ideas?
Guyverix · 417 weeks and 6 days ago

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