Ho! Ho! Hohoho!
A warm welcome to the ELEMENTS Advent Calendar 2017. These 24 bits (!) of digital chocolate will entertain you through Christmas season!
Digital door #4 – Command-line Easter Eggs
The terminal under macOS has some funny things in store. Ready for a bit of entertainment? Simply enter the following command lines into your terminal and follow the instructions.
Open Spotlight search and launch terminal by using “terminal”.
Type EMACS into the prompt. Press ENTER to open it up. Now you continue with pressing ESC then X. Just enter one of the following commands and the challenge begins:
These games are just too easy? Then try the command line DUNNET. This will start a classic text adventure. Use the HELP command to show some hints.
Meet the doctor
Again follow the instructions above to start EMACS. Now enter DOCTOR. This will introduce Eliza, a computerized psychiatrist. Talk to her and she will solve all your problems.
Hobbits and jedi knights
You are dying to see the next Star Wars movie? The command line TELNET TOWEL.BLINKENLIGHTS.NL will bring you Star Wars Episode IV. Lean back and enjoy a movie classic.
As we’re talking about films that have influenced the cinema: here’s a command line to rule them all. Open up the Terminal app and enter CAT /USR/SHARE/CALENDAR/CALENDAR.LOTR!