Linux Fun to Display Steam Locomotive on Terminal

Everyone makes mistakes while typing at the terminal, but have you ever thought to make fun out of your mistakes? sl is a program that shows steam locomotive on your Linux terminal for people who type the ls command backward. Lets first install this small tiny tool.

[email protected]:~# sl
The program 'sl' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
apt-get install sl
[email protected]:~#

Ok, the sl program is not installed but we can install it with the following command.

sudo apt-get install sl

After the program is installed, type the following command in your terminal and see what happens.

sl

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Oww guys, a train in our terminal. This is cool, isn't it? We need to do something with this train, how about an accident?

Type the following command to make an accident happen and watch people cry for help. I am kidding, this is not a real accident.

sl -a

What else can we do? How about flying?

sl -F

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install steam locomotive in linux

You can also make the train look smaller with the -l option.

sl -l

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The sl program is a nice tool for correcting users who accidentally enter sl instead of ls. Making mistakes is not always bad, sometimes it is a lot of fun.

Oltjano Terpollari 7:41 pm

About Oltjano Terpollari

Oltjano Terpollari is a very passionate computer geek studying python, linux, netcat power tools and living a binary life. He goes by the nickname Ambition and is very happy living a science life. He also loves technical blogging and sharing his knowledge with others.

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