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

Posted on in Categories Debian Linux, Humor, Linux, Linux desktop last updated August 30, 2007

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.