A Virtual Richard Stallman for Cowsay Hack
I'm not sure how this came about as unfortunately I wasn't there, but apparently the other night, users in the #ubuntu-uk channel had some fun with
vrms. And then today it spread from the IRC channel to the mailing list.
I submitted my system output as requested [well it is Friday!] However, I did feel a little disappointed by the
vrms program. Sure, it's good at what it does [actually this is debatable as it only counts packages installed with apt!?] but the output was a little boring.
Surely it would be better if RMS were to present the results himself? Enter my little hack.
Instructions for Ubuntu
1. Make sure you have both
cowsay installed. You can install them using apt with the following terminal command:
sudo apt-get install vrms cowsay
2. Download my rms.cow file with the command:
3. Move the cow file to Cowsay's cows directory with the command:
sudo mv rms.cow /usr/share/cowsay/cows/rms.cow
4. Now run the following command to have
cowsay output your
cowsay -f rms -W 60 `vrms`
5. Now marvel at the screen! It should look something like my example below:
Note: Obviously this is hours of fun, but if you get bored [surely not] you can always have RMS say something else, try the following for example:
cowsay -f rms LugRadio, bunch of freedom haters!