Mac Terminal Codes





Introduction: Mac Terminal Codes

Here are some Fun Ways To Use Your Macs Terminal

Terminal is located at applications>utilities>Terminal

Use Ctrl C to stop any current commands

Step 1: Matrix Style Terminal

Open Terminal > Type this code ( LC_ALL=C tr -c "[:digit:]" " " < /dev/urandom | dd cbs=$COLUMNS conv=unblock | GREP_COLOR="1;32" grep --color "[^ ]" ) > Press Enter > Press CTRL C to stop


Try This One > echo -e "1"; while $t; do for i in `seq 1 30`;do r="$[($RANDOM % 2)]";h="$[($RANDOM % 4)]";if [ $h -eq 1 ]; then v="0 $r";else v="1 $r";fi;v2="$v2 $v";done;echo -e $v2;v2="";done;

Step 2: Star Wars

Open Terminal

Copy and paste this in (telnet and press enter

Hold enter to fast forward

Enjoy Starwars text edition

Ctrl C to end

Step 3: Make Terminal Speak

Open Terminal
Type in (say [fill text here] ) and press enter:

E.G. - say Hello my name is mac


Type "say -f /path/to/file.txt" to make your mac read a certain text file

If you do further research you can set up pranks using this.

Step 4: Terminal Games

Open Terminal --->

Type "emacs" ---> Press Escape ----> Press X -----> Type in the name of the game you want to play ---> Press enter and the game immediately starts.

List Of Common Games: tetris, pong, snake, solitaire, gomoku, 5x5, dunnet, landmark, doctor

You can find more by typing in terminal --> ls /usr/share/emacs/22.1/lisp/ play

For Pong - Use arrows up and down for player 2 and side arrows for player 1

Step 5: Extreme Dock Magnification

Have magnification on in dock preferences >

Type this in terminal "defaults write largesize -int 512; killall Dock" >

Press enter - Dont go bigger than 512 >

To go back to default, move the slider in dock preferences

Step 6: Usefull Commands and Extras

Type "uptime" in terminal to display how long your mac has been on

Type "sudo shutdown -r now" to restart your mac Type "sudo shutdown -h now" to shut down your mac Type "sudo shutdown -r +60" where +60 is a time delay, to shut down your mac after a certain time Type "caffeinate -u -t 600" to stop your computer from falling asleep for a certain time (600 seconds this would be) Type "banner [Text] Make Your mac Sing > type [sudo osascript -e 'say "Dum dee dum dee dum dum dum dee dee dee lah lah lo fa lah lah lah lah lah lah fa lah dee doo dee doo" using "Cellos"'] It may ask you to type your password Pressing Ctrl + C will stop the current operation.



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    looks like most if not all of these will work on most linux systems, not just mac

    Yes thats true, and some of them also work on windows

    yup like the star wars, its a telnet thing ;) will work on any telnet capable system