Humor: Ubuntu Linux Easter Eggs using apt-get and aptitude commands

Earlier today someone in IRC chat room pointed out me an easter egg (hidden feature or message in a game or software or sound track) for Ubuntu Linux.

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apt-get command easter egg

Open your terminal and type the command:

apt-get moo

         (__)
         (oo)
   /------\/
  / |    ||
 *  /\---/\
    ~~   ~~
...."Have you mooed today?"...

aptitude command easter egg

Also try out following at a shell prompt:
aptitude -v moo
Output:

There really are no Easter Eggs in this program.

Now try one more time:
aptitude -vv moo
Output:

Didn't I already tell you that there are no Easter Eggs in this program?

Heh, keep adding more v options to a command:
aptitude -vvv moo
aptitude -vvvvv moo

I’m sure there are more easter eggs. I’d love to read about more hidden features in the comments section below.

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5 comments… add one
  • maop Sep 2, 2007 @ 7:57

    you forgot “aptitude moo”

  • Augustin Dec 7, 2007 @ 22:51
  • LostOverThere Feb 23, 2008 @ 4:04

    These are awesome! 😀

  • lishyguy Apr 19, 2009 @ 9:21

    Did anyone get the reference in the aptitude command? The Easter egg it gives you refers to “The Little Prince”, where the narrator draws a snake eating an elephant, and all the grown-ups laugh at him because he asks them if they are scared of it. They say, “Why should we be afraid of a hat?”

  • Matt Jul 30, 2012 @ 19:45

    LOL love them 🙂

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