ASCII art is the digital age version of cave paintings
cowsay is a classic program. It does not really do anything useful. It just provides amusment. Give
cowsay a line of text and it will generate the image of a talking cows in ASCII art saying that line.
cowsay ASCII art is the digital age version of cave paintings
== for eyes.
cowsay -b You will be assimilated
xx for eyes.
cowsay -d I told you I was sick.
$$ for eyes.
cowsay -g Show me the money.
$$ for eyes.
cowsay -p They are gonna take my guns.
** for eyes and a
U for a tongue.
cowsay -s "Dave's not here, man"
-- for eyes.
cowsay -t So sleepy.
OO for eyes.
cowsay -w Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
.. for eyes.
cowsay -y I forgot my ID at home.
Customize The Cow
Customize the cow eyes with
cowsay -e ss Snake-Eyes
Customize the cow tongue with
cowsay -T : I am hungry
More Than Just Cows
Most installations of cowsay will have included several cowfiles. You can list all availible with
Use the cowfile with
cowsay -f tux Hey Bill, I won.
There are some great ones here. Like the cow smoking a bong, an very uncomforatble sheep, and the ghostbusters symbol.
Next time you have something important to do, just waste time with
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