Good Unix pranks for kids?
alex at digriz.org.uk
Tue Sep 28 20:29:52 BST 2010
Stefan Scheytt <stefan.scheytt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Due to parental responsibility,
Keep saying that to yourself, one day you will believe it :)
> 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?
xeyes is a classic (as already mentioned and especially so fullscreen)
however more fun I recently found is prodding the web browser to other
iceweasel --display :0.0 -new-tab http://www.dokimos.org/ajff/
chromium-browser --display :0.0 ^Ctp://www.web_4_all.republika.pl/
I also like:
DISPLAY=:0.0 xmessage -buttons yes,no got moose?
> I found xcowsay, but it doesn't seem to work right. Always bones out on the
> display issue.
Sounds like you need to set the environment variable 'DISPLAY' and make
sure there is some ~/.Xauthority action, easiest solution is before
running any commands, type:
It's worth slapping your SSH public key into
'~victim/.ssh/authorized_keys' so you can just log in straight as them.
.sigmonster says: Vitamin C deficiency is apauling.
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