When I first thought of using Ubuntu I was warned by some of my friends that it would not be a pleasant experience but I decided to take the plunge. Now after few months of using Ubuntu. I can assure you there weren’t many hassles. On the contrary I found out that Ubuntu has a good sense of humor too. To illustrate it, consider the two commands
They are used for installing and uninstalling software on Ubunu. I was curious to find out the difference between these commands, Since they performed the same task.
First I typed “apt-get” and in the response I received the text “This APT has Super Cow Powers.” caught my eye.
Next I typed “aptitude“. It didn’t give the desired results. So I typed “aptitude -23“(You can type any wrong input) and this time I got another text “This aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers.“.
I dumped what I was looking for and decided to investigate the “Super Cow Powers” and I came across few Easter eggs in apt-get and aptitude. I have listed some of them down for you.
1. Type “apt-get moo”
2. Type “aptitude moo”
3. Type “aptitude -v moo”
4. Type “aptitude -vv moo”
5. Type “aptitude -vvv moo”
6. Type “aptitude -vvvv moo”
7. Type “aptitude -vvvvv moo”
8. Type “aptitude -vvvvvv moo”
If you want information on difference between apt-get and aptitude visit aptitude versus apt-get. I didn’t discover all the above Easter eggs on my own. I found it in the thread Super Cow Powers vs No Super Cow Powers. Lastly I would like to thank Bharat Pawar was convincing me to find out more about “Super Cow Powers”.