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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.

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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  • maop September 2, 2007, 7:57 am

    you forgot “aptitude moo”

  • Augustin December 7, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • LostOverThere February 23, 2008, 4:04 am

    These are awesome! :D

  • lishyguy April 19, 2009, 9:21 am

    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 July 30, 2012, 7:45 pm

    LOL love them :)

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