Yes, you read that title correctly….
If you read my blog posts you will know I love the command line. I still use lynx (terminal based browser), command line calculator, and I even use a command line dictionary. The only thing I love as much as solving a problem on the command line is watching Star Wars. Now I can do both!
To watch the video from the command line, you need to have the telnet client installed. Most Linux systems will already have it installed, if not just use yum, dnf or apt.
dnf install telnet
Once you are all set there, just open a terminal and enter:
$ telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
Sit back and enjoy the show. If you want to watch it in the browser with a little more color, just go to asciimation.co.nz. They also have a great FAQ section that talks about how this incredibly good idea came to life and how it was created.
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