I am looking for funny commands for more fun in the . Do you have any recommendations?

I know:
sl - run a train in the terminal
cmatrix - Matrix style terminal
aafire - fire with the ascii art
toilet - transforms text 2 ascii
cowsay - cow says something
pacat /dev/urandom - please turn down speakers first
espeak - listen to the output of your scripts
banner - for banners

Know more? Do you know any games that can be played in terminal? Boosts appreciated.😀

Okay 'tiv' is nice to view pics in the terminal and quickly compiled:

$ git clone
$ cd TerminalImageViewer/src/main/cpp
$ make
$ sudo make install

$ tiv <image(s)>

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Listen to data from the air pressure sensor on 's InSight lander, indicating wind blowing by on Mars with 'mpv' command in the .

$ mpv

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- asciiquarium
- pipe something to lolcat to make it very beautiful
- play tron: ssh
- watch starwars: telnet

@datenteiler Hollywood will split a computer console into a multiple panes of genuine technical melodrama, perfectly suitable for busy-looking computers in the background.

lolcat (ls | lolcat)


man bash | sed 's/./&\n/g' | awk -v mx=$COLUMNS -v my=$LINES 'BEGIN{x=y=e=f=1}{if(x==mx||!x){e*=-1};if(y==my||!y){f*=-1};x+=e;y+=f;printf "\033[%s;%sH%s",y,x,$1;for (a=0;a<400000;a++){}}'
g & cat /dev/urandom | hexdump -v -e '/1 "%u\n"' | awk '{ split("4,5,7,11",a,","); for (i = 0; i < 1; i+= 0.0001) printf("%08X\n", 100*sin(1046*exp((a[$1 % 8]/12)*log(2))*i)) }' | xxd -r -p | aplay -c 2 -f S32_LE -r 24000

mpv -vo caca [file|URL|PLAYLIST|-]

use libcaca library to play videos
@malin @datenteiler

@datenteiler I had some fun with figlet. Also an tool for writing text as ASCII ART. Lots of different fonts available.

@datenteiler There are even streamingservices online
will open a ascii stream of the star wars movie.

synth spaceship noises:
play -c2 -n synth pinknoise band -n 280 80 band -n 60 25 gain +20 treble +40 500 bass -3 20 flanger 4 2 95 50 .3 sine 50 lin

@datenteiler The BSD 'games' collection contain games that can be played in the terminal; though some folks would say some of those things are not really "games" as such.

(caesar is in there, which is a rot13 program... and some would say that's a utility, not a game (: )

additionally, the 'frotz' program and similar IF terminal-based programs can be used to play various things from the interactive fiction library:
(Though that could be considered a bit more than just a simple game, and some would say that any MUD or MOO would also qualify if that qualifies. I would agree, any MOO or MUD would - but they of course need a net connection.)

There is also nyancat:

Along with moo/mud, various fun services exist (ok, weather may not be "fun...") such as


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