Easter Eggs in Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is fun. But there is also lot of fun hidden in it. Here are some easter eggs we have listed out to make your journey with Pi more interesting.

In this post we have only listed the commands. The outputs are for you to unravel and enjoy. All the command are for Raspberry Pi Shell. To know how you can access the shell of Raspberry Pi Click Here.

Note for Noobs: Do not type ‘$’ when you typo the command in Shell. Your command to be typed in shell is what comes after the ‘$’. The dollar sign would be there to indicate you are in shell.

1) Type $ sudo apt-get moo in the shell of your Raspberry Pi.

2) $ sudo aptitude moo
If this does not give you any easter egg then try $ sudo aptitude -v moo
then try $ sudo aptitude -vv moo
keep adding an extra v. Have fun

sl-train3) This one is for dyslexic like me
first you need to install the egg by following command:
$ sudo apt-get install sl
To check the list of files in a directory you type ls. Now instead type sl. Enjoy !

4) Install vim by typing sudo apt-get install vim
Now start vim by typing ‘vim’ in shell
$ vim
Now type  :help 42
The output is a reference to “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

5) Emacs has lot of easter eggs. Emacs is another editor available in UNIX. Like vi, emacs is a screen editor. Unlike vi, emacs is not an insertion mode editor, meaning that any character typed in emacs is automatically inserted into the file, unless it includes a command prefix.These easter eggs work with Linux and Mac OS X too.

First you need to install emacs. $ sudo apt-get install emacs

Now click Escape and X together (Esc + x). You will get a small M-x at the bottom of your screen. Now type the command for the easter egg ahead of it. Few of the eggs are:

i) M-x doctor
This one will introduce you to a psycotherpist. Go ahead and take his help.

ii) M-x tetris
Play your favourite game. Also try typing ‘pong’
To get a list of all the games available go for $ ls /usr/share/emacs/22.1/lisp/play/

iii) M-x life
Watch cell multiplication in ASCII

To quit Emacs when you are finished, type Ctrl, followed by x, and then Ctrl and c:

6) You can have a cow say some nice things for you.cowsay
$ sudo apt-get install cowsay
to execute use $ cowsay “The content you want the cow to say”
Here you can have other animals/objects and actions too say the words you wish.
$ cowsay -f stegosaurus “Mooah”
to get th whole list $ cowsay -l All animals

7) We all love fortune cookies. They are there in Pi too.
$ sudo apt-get install
to get your tip type in shell $ fortune
need another fortune tip then try again $ fortune

Note: You can also pipe the output of fortune to cow say.
try $ fortune | cowsay
$ fortune | cowsay -f tux
and so onstar_wars_the_movie

8) This one is for the Star Wars fans out there:
install telnet by following command: $ sudo apt-get install telnet
The type the following command in shell $ telnet
This will play the Star Wars movie in ASCII. Really appreciate the guys who designed it.

Have fun with your Pi. If you want to know about the workshop on Raspberry Pi conducted by us or you wish you have the workshop as part of your event then visit

Enjoy, Keep Rocking and remebr what Yoda would say ” “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”


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