Super Cow

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apt for amd64 compiled on Apr 17 2009 04:25:25
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                       This APT has Super Cow Powers.

If your APT has super cow powers you can then type apt-get moo to get the following easter egg,

  / |    ||   
 *  /\---/\ 
    ~~   ~~   
...."Have you mooed today?"...


aptitude moo
There are no Easter Eggs in this program.

aptitude -v moo
There really are no Easter Eggs in this program.

aptitude -vv moo
Didn't I already tell you that there are no Easter Eggs in this program?

aptitude -vvv moo
Stop it!

aptitude -vvvv moo
Okay, okay, if I give you an Easter Egg, will you go away?

aptitude -vvvvv moo
All right, you win.

                       -------/      \
                      /               \
                     /                |
   -----------------/                  --------\

aptitude -vvvvvv moo
What is it?  It's an elephant being eaten by a snake, of course.


The super cow seems to be inspired by or a variant of cowsay a cute command line utility that takes some text and draws an ASCII cow with a speech bubble containing your text. You can also add switches which do interesting things. Eg

cowsay -s Good shit
< Good shit >
        \   ^__^
         \  (**)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\
             U  ||----w |
                ||     ||

cowthink works in the same way.

See also