Super Cow Powers



  • OK, this is not a WTF, but I thought it was funny. If you have Ubuntu installed (or some other Linux that uses apt), try typing:

    apt-get help

    Notice that the last line says "This APT has Super Cow Powers.", then type

    apt-get moo

    And you get a nice ascii cow:

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


  • whoa, i'm not even going to point out what the real WTF is here.



  • lol, wow.

    welcome to debian/ubuntu.



  • Not a WTF :D Just a nice bit of GPL humor :) Neat. I like humor evei in my server.



  • Welcome to a lot of years ago.



  • I always install Cowsay and sl on all my servers. :-P



  • Try doing a aptitude help. You'll notice the "This aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers" line. Of course, it does have said powers

    Do a aptitude moo. Then, aptitude -v moo. Then, aptitude -vv moo. And so on.



  • Since I already had a ssh session going, I figured I would post the results...

     (edited for length and details of course)

     

    user@UbuntuMachine:~$ apt-get help
    -- Normal Help File Clipped --
                           This APT has Super Cow Powers.
    user@UbuntuMachine:~$ apt-get moo
             (__) 
             (oo) 
       /------/ 
      / |    ||   
     *  /---/\ 
        ~~   ~~   
    ...."Have you mooed today?"...
    user@UbuntuMachine:~$ aptitude help
    -- Normal Help File Clipped --
                      This aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers.
    user@UbuntuMachine:~$ aptitude moo
    There are no Easter Eggs in this program.
    user@UbuntuMachine:~$ aptitude -v moo
    There really are no Easter Eggs in this program.
    user@UbuntuMachine:~$ aptitude -vv moo
    Didn't I already tell you that there are no Easter Eggs in this program?
    user@UbuntuMachine:~$ aptitude -vvv moo
    Stop it!
    user@UbuntuMachine:~$ aptitude -vvvv moo
    Okay, okay, if I give you an Easter Egg, will you go away?
    user@UbuntuMachine:~$ aptitude -vvvvv moo
    All right, you win.

                                   /----</div>
                           -------/      </div>
                          /               </div>
                         /                |
       -----------------/                  --------</div>
       ----------------------------------------------
    user@UbuntuMachine:~$ aptitude -vvvvvv moo
    What is it?  It's an elephant being eaten by a snake, of course.

     



  • good job reading the aptitute help for the first time ever.



  • (07:33 AM) ~ > emerge moo


      Larry loves Gentoo (Linux)

     _____________
    < Have you mooed today? >
     -----------------------
            &nbsp;  ^
    ^
             &nbsp; (oo)_

                (
    )&nbsp;      )/\
                    ||----w |
                    ||     ||



  • You cannot really appreciate this unless you were a Debian developer several years ago, it's an in-joke.

    <Culus> I recommend we all begin mooing.
    <Culus> Mooing solves everything

    <tausq_> davej has quit (Moo.)
    <tausq_> Culus: see what you've done?
    <tausq_> :>
    <Culus> davej?
    <tausq_> Culus: random person from #kernelnewbies
    <Culus> tausq: Excellent, the corruption spreads


    Cowsay and all the others are mere imitations of Culus.




  • <font face="Courier New">apt-get moo
     ____________
    < Use the moo, Luke. >
     --------------------
           &nbsp;  ,
    ,
            &nbsp; (oo)

               (
    )    )<br>              ||--|| *</font>

    cow the fuck are you supposed to get a fixed-width font in this damn forum? It's the ultimate WYWWYCG (What You Want You Can't Get) interface



  • @m0ffx said:


    <font face="Courier New">apt-get moo
     ____________
    < Use the moo, Luke. >
     --------------------
           &nbsp;  ,
    ,
            &nbsp; (oo)

               (
    )    )<br>              ||--|| *</font>

    cow the fuck are you supposed to get a fixed-width font in this damn forum? It's the ultimate WYWWYCG (What You Want You Can't Get) interface

    Use the HTML edit button and do your own pre tag.



  • @bstorer said:

    @m0ffx said:


    <font face="Courier New">apt-get moo
     ____________
    < Use the moo, Luke. >
     --------------------
           &nbsp;  ,
    ,
            &nbsp; (oo)

               (
    )    )<br>              ||--|| *</font>

    cow the fuck are you supposed to get a fixed-width font in this damn forum? It's the ultimate WYWWYCG (What You Want You Can't Get) interface

    Use the HTML edit button and do your own pre tag.

    Is there a way to disable the html/iframe/etc editor, without disabling javascript everywhere? 



  • There is an option in your profile options

    Under Site Options find content editor and change it to plain-text

    Note: You will have to manually add br or p tags.



  • @m0ffx said:

    cow the fuck

     Nice.



  • @Pap said:

    good job reading the aptitute help for the first time ever.

     I thought you were just supposed to instantly know what all linux commands do and how they work.

     



  • @misguided said:

    @Pap said:

    good job reading the aptitute help for the first time ever.

     I thought you were just supposed to instantly know what all linux commands do and how they work.

     

     

    Sorry, the telepathic version is still about five years out from a gold release.

     



  • @emurphy said:

    @misguided said:

    @Pap said:

    good job reading the aptitute help for the first time ever.

    I thought you were just supposed to instantly know what all linux commands do and how they work.

    Sorry, the telepathic version is still about five years out from a gold release.

    Try espdiff from patchutils.


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