Cowsay - Chicken File

Cowsay (and its related program, cowthink) can bring a little bit of fun to a SysAdmin on a Friday afternoon. It can be installed easily using;

sudo apt-get install cowsay

Or if you're in the red-hat world;

sudo yum install cowsay

And here you are, you can run cowsay

[[email protected] ~]$ echo "It's FRIDAY, and I want to go home." | cowsay ______________________________________ / It's FRIDAY, and I want to go to the \ \ pub. / -------------------------------------- \ ^__^ \ (oo)\_______ (__)\ )\/\ ||----w | || ||

But it doesn't end there. You can find other cool ascii art images.

[[email protected] ~]$ echo "Who ya gonna call? Not me, I'm going to the pub." | cowsay -T U -f ghostbusters _________________________________________ / Who ya gonna call? Not me, I'm going to \ \ the pub. / ----------------------------------------- \ \ \ __---__ _- /--______ __--( / \ )XXXXXXXXXXX\v. .-XXX( O O )XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX- /XXX( U ) XXXXXXX\ /XXXXX( )--_ XXXXXXXXXXX\ /XXXXX/ ( O ) XXXXXX \XXXXX\ XXXXX/ / XXXXXX \__ \XXXXX XXXXXX__/ XXXXXX \__----> ---___ XXX__/ XXXXXX \__ / \- --__/ ___/\ XXXXXX / ___--/= \-\ ___/ XXXXXX '--- XXXXXX \-\/XXX\ XXXXXX /XXXXX \XXXXXXXXX \ /XXXXX/ \XXXXXX > _/XXXXX/ \XXXXX--__/ __-- XXXX/ -XXXXXXXX--------------- XXXXXX- \XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/ ""VXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXV""

And you can share the love with your friends on the same machine.

[[email protected] ~]$ echo "It's FRIDAY, and I want to go to the pub, fancy a pint?" | cowsay | write friend ______________________________________ / It's FRIDAY, and I want to go to the \ \ pub, fancy a pint? / -------------------------------------- \ ^__^ \ (oo)\_______ (__)\ )\/\ ||----w | || ||

Chicken

There are various cowsay templates stored in /usr/share/cowsay/. Since my girlfriend is a crazy chicken lady, it becomes slightly infectious. So, I wrote my own chicken.cow file. It is available to download here:

Chicken.cow file

After installing cowsay, just copy this file into your /usr/share/cowsay directory.

[[email protected] ~]$ echo "I'm going clucking crazy" | cowsay -T U -f chicken __________________________ < I'm going clucking crazy > -------------------------- \ \ ,~. ,-'__ `-, {,-' `. } ,') ,( a ) `-.__ ,',')~, <=.) ( `-.__,==' ' ' '} ( ) / `-' , ) | `~. / `._ / `._____,' / `-. ,' `-. ,-' `~~~~' //_|| __//--'/` ,--'/` ' '