Funny Commands of Linux or Linux is Fun in Terminal

by -Sandeep Kumar Patel

Funny Linux Commands

1.Command: Cowsay-

An ASCII cow in the terminal will say whatever you want.

$ sudo yum install cowsay


2. Command: sl (Steam Locomotive)-

You might be aware of command ‘ls‘ the list command, which is used frequently to view the contents of a folder but because of miss-typing sometimes you would result in ‘sl‘, how about getting a little fun in the terminal and not “command not found“.

$ sudo yum install sl# sl


3.Command: telnet-

# telnet


4.Command: cmatrix-

You might have seen the Hollywood movie ‘matrix‘ and would be fascinated with the power, Neo was provided with, to see anything and everything in the matrix or you might think of an animation that looks like Hacker‘s desktop.

$ sudo yum install cmatrix# cmatrix


5.Command: aafire-

How about a fire in your terminal. Just type “aafire” in the terminal, without quotes, and see the magic. Press any key to interrupt the program.

$ sudo yum install aalib# aafire



# asciiquarium


7.xeyes Command-

In the last article, we introduced a command ‘oneko‘ which attaches jerry with a mouse pointer and keeps on chasing it. A similar program ‘xeyes‘ is a graphical program and as soon as you fire the command you will see two monster eyes chasing your movement.

$ sudo yum install xeyes


8.figlet — draw banners-

sudo apt-get install figlet


Thank You For Time….!!!!



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Sandeep Kumar Patel

Sandeep Kumar Patel


Enthusiastic, aspirant in artificial intelligence, machine learning Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.