Good Unix pranks for kids?
lesleyb at herlug.org.uk
Tue Sep 28 19:40:55 BST 2010
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 08:12:38PM +0200, Stefan Scheytt wrote:
> Hello fellow monglers,
> Due to parental responsibility, we occasional use x11vnc to have a look at
> what episode of Hanna Montana our 9-year-old is watching on Youtube today.
> (Obviously, we ssh into her machine and sudo to run that program.)
> Do you guys know any other fun pranks to play on an unwitting X user from
> a privileged command line?
> I found xcowsay, but it doesn't seem to work right. Always bones out on the
> display issue.
sudo apt-cache show beep
Maintainer: Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda at debian.at>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1), debconf (>= 0.5) | debconf-2.0
Description: advanced pc-speaker beeper
beep does what you'd expect: it beeps. But unlike printf "\a" beep allows
you to control pitch, duration, and repetitions. Its job is to live inside
shell/perl scripts and allow more granularity than one has otherwise. It is
controlled completely through command line options. It's not supposed to be
complex, and it isn't - but it makes system monitoring (or whatever else it
gets hacked into) much more informative.
Tag: implemented-in::c, interface::commandline, role::program, scope::utility, works-with::audio
in debian stable - try morse code with that ?
Computer says No!
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