Are You Scared Of The Terminal ?

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It seems many beginners are and there's no need to be, it's just a tool that comes in very handy sometimes.

So I thought let's have some fun to give beginners some confidence.
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Want to see a train...install this command...
Code:
sudo apt install sl
Once installed type this in the Terminal and hit Enter...
Code:
sl
Want to know your fortune...
Code:
sudo apt install fortune
Once installed type this in the Terminal and hit Enter...
Code:
fortune
What does a Cow say...
Code:
sudo apt install cowsay
Once installed type this in the Terminal and hit Enter...
Code:
cowsay "your text"
Eyes watching you...
Code:
sudo apt install x11-apps
Once installed type this in the Terminal and hit Enter...
Code:
xeyes
Move the mouse around and the eyes follow.

Have fun or don't the choice is always yours.
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I really wanted to post star wars on the command line, but it seems down, which is very sad :(((((

Code:
telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

used to work like this :(

Here are some pics of how it used to look like: https://itsfoss.com/star-wars-linux/
 
telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl is still working at my house.
 
I'm starting to afraid the terminal and any electronic device when I get errors, when I can't do what I intended with the first try. In the terminal the most common reason for me is spelling errors from my part, when I get that right the terminal usually does not disappoints. So I afraid it just a little
 
The terminal scared the Tux out of me, I try to avoid it at all costs.
 
I'm starting to afraid the terminal and any electronic device when I get errors, when I can't do what I intended with the first try. In the terminal the most common reason for me is spelling errors from my part, when I get that right the terminal usually does not disappoints. So I afraid it just a little
use the tab key more (auto complete). then you only have to spell the first few letters right.

also start using CRTL + r (reverse search history). this will let you cycle through your past commands.

and for scrolling through the history dont use arrow up and down, use CRTL + p (previous) and CRTL + n (next). much faster.
 
No need to be afraid without "rm". I guess sudo is even more evil.
 
The terminal scared the Tux out of me, I try to avoid it at all costs.

Yeah, be careful, using the terminal can be.... uhhh... terminal.
 
I use the Terminal more now than I ever did in windoze.
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If I want to know how many cores my CPU has...I do this...
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It's as simple as that.
 
Code:
sudo apt install cmatrix
cmatrix

instant neo. if you like this, please like this post with the neo like emoticon thingy xD
Here's the portable version I built for Puppy. Even has a Menu entry.....

As blunix says.....instant Neo!!

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Just a bit of fun, really. When it comes to desktop silliness, though, I like Oneko:-

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The mouse cursor gets replaced by......a mouse! And that mouse is endlessly chased around the screen by a wee cat, called 'Oneko' (it's a Japanese pussy, apparently).

Try as he might, our intrepid rodent cannot find sanctuary. There's just NO escaping that darned feline..... :p


Mike. ;)
 
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No need to be afraid without "rm". I guess sudo is even more evil.
When deleting one or two files, I don't bother with terminal but when doing several ones I do a
find ... first
then tacking on the rm later

find ... -exec rm -rf {} \;

I am a chicken when coming to Linux.:(
 
The terminal is scared of me! Mwahahaha!

(Or at least we have an uneasy truce)
 

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