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179 Responses

  1. Hitesh Nagpal says:

    I’m not getting any output for the factor command. Please help.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Have you installed factor command before executing? If yes, what output you getting on the screen?

    • Hitesh Nagpal says:

      I’m getting the output when I put arguments but when I don’t put arguments, I don’t get the output. However I’m getting invalid output for non-positive integers but for positive integers, I’m not getting anything.

      • Ravi Saive says:


        Thanks for sharing, but may I know on which Linux distributions you’re trying?

        • Hitesh Nagpal says:

          Fedora release 24

          • Ravi Saive says:


            Sorry for trouble, it’s our mistake we forgot to mention the number as option while using factor command, for example:

            # factor 5
            # factor 10

            Will display all the possible factors of a given number. You must specify a number along with factor command…

  2. Sadiq mujawar says:

    That was a great article about Linux, so much fun doing…Loved it!

  3. pradeep says:

    [email protected]:~# apt-get install funny-manpages
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package funny-manpages is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    However the following packages replace it:

    E: Package ‘funny-manpages’ has no installation candidate

  4. ZuleikaRose says:

    No “lolcat” on this blog? It’s cool to see nyan cat colours.


  5. madhu says:

    Hi nice work. I liked the linux tweaks that you had mentioned. Anyways I was not able to install bb command on my fedora-22 OS; it was giving a comment ‘bb’ package not found. Please you give me some idea for installing it.

  6. Otavio says:

    I think I’m in love. Her name is cowsay ;)

  7. rlinux57 says:

    How to install toilet and figlet using rpm on centos ?

  8. AArgon says:

    Is it possible that some of this didn’t work in zsh?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      No idea, actually never tried these Linux funny tools on Zsh shell, but I think you right, some of might not work on zsh shell, but still I think you should give a try each and test it..

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hey Hi,

    nicely written but there’s a typo…

    # apt-get insatll cowthink

    It was written insatll … instead of “install”

  10. WEBER JOSHUA says:

    Just a little mistake I noticed..
    At command 11 (oneko) -> the Install part, you typed “Install cmatrix” insted of “install oneko”


    • WEBER JOSHUA says:

      Great Article, I laughed way too much at this one:

      % man: why did you get a divorce?
      man:: Too many arguments.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Thanks for pointing out about that error, we’ve corrected in the writeup as per your suggestions…

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