What are some cool things to do in Terminal?

Merf

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Hi, I was wondering about all the easter eggs and such in Terminal. I know about the xDoctor one and I seem to remember one where you can play a tetris or gem game.

Thanks!

Merf
 

superbovine

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stridey said:
How is that an Easter Egg? It just seems like a bug to me: In 1752 September went straight from the 2nd to the 14th. Unless I'm missing something...

it isn't... just something odd. technically it is called "reformation"
 
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mcmillan

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grep year goes here /usr/share/calendar/calendar.history

Substitute "year goes here" with any year to find fun fact about it :D

edit: grep Cuba /usr/share/calendar/calendar.history
Hehe... 4 Cuba facts!
 
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stridey

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Try

/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/
ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background

(line break added for the sake of the thread)
 
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puckhead193

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stridey said:
Try

/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/
ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background

(line break added for the sake of the thread)
that's awsome! its like backlight but backlight only allows you to do all your photo's this is just the library you select for your screensaver
(if you have selected a library.
 
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stridey

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puckhead193 said:
that's awsome! its like backlight but backlight only allows you to do all your photo's this is just the library you select for your screensaver
(if you have selected a library.
It's actually whatever your screensaver is. So if it's an animated screensaver, it'll play that as your desktop. Of course, it eats into the cpu pretty heavily... but still cool.
 
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Apple Hobo

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A series of tubes
telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

Make sure you have a beverage and popcorn.


Check some of the text files in:

/usr/share/emacs/21.2/etc
/usr/share/misc
/usr/share/calendar

You can find cookie recipes, jokes, zip codes for the entire U.S., and lots more interesting stuff.
 
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puckhead193

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stridey said:
It's actually whatever your screensaver is. So if it's an animated screensaver, it'll play that as your desktop. Of course, it eats into the cpu pretty heavily... but still cool.
yea my screensaver is a iphoto book. Is their a way to save it so i don't have to type in/copy and paste it?
 
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stridey

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puckhead193 said:
yea my screensaver is a iphoto book. Is their a way to save it so i don't have to type in/copy and paste it?
Edit ~/.bash_profile to have

alias youraliashere= thecommand

replacing thecommand with the stuff i posted above, and youraliashere with whatever you want the shortcut for the comman to be. Then type

source .bash_profile

and from then on you'll be able to use the alias you set up as a shortcut.
 
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puckhead193

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stridey said:
Edit ~/.bash_profile to have




replacing thecommand with the stuff i posted above, and youraliashere with whatever you want the shortcut for the comman to be. Then type

source .bash_profile

and from then on you'll be able to use the alias you set up as a shortcut.
huh? i'm new to terminal. :confused: :confused: :eek:
 
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jokermol

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Calendar 1752

This may seem odd, lest us remember that in 1752, Britain and the entire British empire adopted the Gregorian Calendar (replacing the Julian Calendar). At this time, it was necessary to correct the date by 11 days. Therefore, 2 September 1752 was followed by the 14 September 1752.

It would really suck if your birthday was like the 7th of September. :eek:
 
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