apt-get what?

If you are like me, when you need to use a program in your console, the first thing is to run “bla –help”.

Well..

Having a Ubuntu box, typed apt-get --help. That’s what I saw, here shortened:

ursula@ursula-laptop:~$ apt-get --help
apt 0.7.9ubuntu17 for i386 compiled on Apr 22 2008 15:19:47
Usage: apt-get [options] command
apt-get [options] install|remove pkg1 [pkg2 ...]
apt-get [options] source pkg1 [pkg2 ...]
...
...
This APT has Super Cow Powers.

This APT has Super Cow Powers? Hm… Let’s try something that a cow would do, like mooing:

ursula@ursula-laptop:~$ apt-get moo
.........(__)
.........(oo)
..../------\/
../.|....||
.*../\---/\
....~~...~~
...."Have you mooed today?"...

:)

Now, let’s see what aptitude says:

ursula@ursula-laptop:~$ aptitude --help
aptitude 0.4.9
Usage: aptitude [-S fname] [-u|-i]
aptitude [options]
...
...
This aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers.

Does not have? So it doesn’t feel like mooing… Let’s see:

ursula@ursula-laptop:~$ aptitude moo
There are no Easter Eggs in this program.

Uuhh… It doesn’t want to play! Please aptitude, be more verbose about it!


ursula@ursula-laptop:~$ aptitude -v moo
There really are no Easter Eggs in this program.

hauhauha.. Let’s push harder! :)

ursula@ursula-laptop:~$ aptitude -vv moo
Didn't I already tell you that there are no Easter Eggs in this program?
ursula@ursula-laptop:~$ aptitude -vvv moo
Stop it!
ursula@ursula-laptop:~$ aptitude -vvvv moo
Okay, okay, if I give you an Easter Egg, will you go away?
ursula@ursula-laptop:~$ aptitude -vvvvv moo
All right, you win.

.............................../----\
.......................-------/......\
....................../...............\
...................../................|
...-----------------/..................--------\
...----------------------------------------------
ursula@ursula-laptop:~$ aptitude -vvvvvv moo
What is it? It's an elephant being eaten by a snake, of course.

Cool! :D