Shell command is a powerful tool for improving developer’s productivity, there are also some really funny command tools for making you have a smile and in a good mood after day-long work.
You can play word games in terminals, create a beautiful ASCII picture and more.
Let’s have a check.
I didn’t have a typo here, yes, it is
$ sudo apt-get install sl # Linux $ brew install sl # MacOs
sl is a funny command, if you run it you will get a train come from right to left, the result looks like this:
$ sudo apt-get install fortune # Linux $ brew install fortune # MacOs
fortune will display quotes, funny predictions, jokes or even poetry in the terminal.
You could find more details on fortune – Display random quotes
$ sudo apt-get install cowsay # Linux $ brew install cowsay # MacOs $ cowsay hello
cowsay will display a cow with the words you input as arguments.
It’s funnier to combine with
fortune using pipeline:
toilet could be used to make a beautiful ASCII picture with your inputs, you could even add color for the result.
oneko is my favorite one, this program will show a cat which chases your mouse cursor, have a look at this video.
I didn’t find out the MacOs version.
$ sudo apt-get install oneko # Linux
This is an application which comes with package of x11-apps. It’s not just for fun, but also a useful utility if you have a big screen and a small cursor.
$ sudo apt-get install x11-apps # Linux $ xeyes
cmatrix shows flying text in terminal, just like you saw in “The Maxtrix” movie!
The source code is here: abishekvashok/cmatrix
Have fun and happy coding!