(If you haven't done so, read Part 1 of this series.)
The next morning, when Christina woke up, she found the above note.
This is what Tips-and-Tricks-1.txt said:
Hello, Christina! Try the following commands! $ bb $ fortune Every time you run fortune, you get a new fortune cookie. Try it. Now, try this: $ echo "Hello, Christina!" | boxes -d santa $ echo "Hello, Christina!" | boxes -d boy $ echo "Hello, Christina!" | boxes -d girl $ echo "Hello, Christina!" | boxes -d cat If you want to see all available "boxes", type $ boxes -l You can always pipe the output of one command to an other! $ echo "Hello, Christina!" | boxes -d cat | lolcat or... $ fortune | boxes -d cat | lolcat or even..... $ fortune | cowsay | boxes -d cat | lolcat Remember, you have already used the following commands: ls ls -l pwd cd asciiquarium cowsay lolcat You can see your terminal history by typing $ history
After she tried all the above, I heard what every geek dad wants to hear:
Is there a way to make this fortune cookie appear every time I log in?
Yes!!! She has questions!!! Now, we are in business.
.bashrc and added
fortune | boxes -d cat | lolcat at the end.
An other thing she tried was a box, within a box, within a box, something like
fortune | boxes -d mouse | boxes -d cat | boxes -d dog
She spent a big part of the day trying various combinations of the commands she knows.
Our day, ended with this.
Dad, I think the terminal is my favourite app.