Linux Easter Egg - No Super Cow Powers for Aptitude?

Although aptitude, the successor to apt-get does not have Super Cow powers (typing "aptitude --help" brings up a help screen that informs you of this at the end), it does have an easter egg.

1.Type "aptitude moo" & press ENTER
aptitude responds with "There are no Easter Eggs in this program."

2.Type "aptitude -v moo" & press ENTER
This time, the response is "There really are no Easter Eggs in this program."

3."aptitude -v -v moo" causes it to respond with "Didn't I already tell you that there are no Easter Eggs in this program?"

4."aptitude -v -v -v moo" causes the response "Stop it!"

5.if you add a fourth -v ("aptitude -v -v -v -v moo"), aptitude responds with "Okay, okay, if I give you an Easter Egg, will you go away?"

6.adding a fifth -v "aptitude -v -v -v -v -v moo") causes it to respond with "All right, you win.", followed by a crude, unrecognizable ASCII drawing.

7.putting the -v six or more times ("aptitude -v -v -v -v -v -v") answers the question of what the drawing is - "What is it? It's an elephant being eaten by a snake, of course."

8. this is a reference to Antoine de St. Exupery's "The Little Prince"

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Contributed By: Joe Haskins on 11-16-2004
Reviewed By: MrHappyHamster, ConCor
Special Requirements: Debian "Sarge" or above (or any other distro with aptitude)
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Little Prince reference in Ubuntu 5.10
Little Prince reference in Ubuntu 5.10

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Comments

Justice writes:
Actually, with the version that I just installed (March 28, 2005) giving any more than 6 instances of the "-v" switch will result in "Go away, I'm trying to think." I thought it was interesting though. Justice
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