In the spirit of ascii art fun arts today I've stumbled on another cool and uselesss few kilobytes program called "SL". SL is very simple all it does is it cheers up you by displaying a an animated train going through the screen once you type by mistake "sl" instead of ls (list command). To enjoy it on debian based distributions install it with apt:
# apt-get install --yes sl
SL 's name is a playful joke itself as well it stands for Steam Locomotive.
To get some more ASCII art fun, try telnetting to towel.blinkenlights.nl – There is a synthesised ASCII Art text version video of Star Wars – Episode IV
# telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
If you know other cool ASCII art animation scripts / ASCII art games or anything related to ASCII art for Linux / Windows, please drop me a comment.
The classical way to keep a process running in background after log out of a shell is using screen Anyways using screen is not the only way to detach a running process , GNU / Linux and BSDs (Free, Open, Net BSDs) had a command nohup which aim is to run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
Let’s say one wants to keep track (log) constantly ICMP traffic to a certain host with ping command on a UNIX server / desktop which doesn’t have the screen manager … terminal emulation program installed. Achieving this task is possible with nohup cmd by backgrounding the ping process, like so:
guoi@host:~$ nohup ping google.com >ping.log & 45931hipo@host:~$ nohup: ignoring input and redirecting stderr to stdout
Afterwards even after closing up the opened ssh session or console (tty) / terminal (pts) on which the ping process is background nohup prevents the ping to be sent kill SIGNAL so the process continues running in the background.
Later on to check in real time the statistics of the continuous ICMP ping requests tail, less, or cat can be used for example watching the tail:
hipo@host:~$ tail -f ping.log
64 bytes from fx-in-f106.1e100.net (220.127.116.11): icmp_req=562 ttl=51 time=44.0 ms
64 bytes from fx-in-f106.1e100.net (18.104.22.168): icmp_req=563 ttl=51 time=43.8 ms
64 bytes from fx-in-f106.1e100.net (22.214.171.124): icmp_req=564 ttl=51 time=43.3 ms
64 bytes from fx-in-f106.1e100.net (126.96.36.199): icmp_req=565 ttl=51 time=43.1 ms
64 bytes from fx-in-f106.1e100.net (188.8.131.52): icmp_req=566 ttl=51 time=43.4 ms
64 bytes from fx-in-f106.1e100.net (184.108.40.206): icmp_req=567 ttl=51 time=43.6 ms I’m using Linux / BSD for quite a lot of time and never before put in use the nohup cmd I guess there are more ppl who never heard of this handy UNIX basic command. Hope I’m not the only one who never heard about it and its useful knowledge to someone out. Cheers 😉
Black Cat, White Cat is truly an awesome movie from Emir Kostutirca it really presents the wildness and ridiculousness of being a citizen of the farest places of Eastern Europe the Balkans. The movie is a story of a Gipsy hamlet, located nearby the Danube. The movie is a drama, commedy, action and even more 😉 If you’re looking for some movie to cheer up in about 2 hours of watching oddities and unexpected turn outs this is surely the movie for you.
The movie is one of the best movies ever made by a Slavonic origin film director. My only objection to the movie, is towards the part presenting one Bulgarian who is being presented as a hardcore swindler and later on brutally killed and mocked.
This part is a bit too much insulting towards our Bulgarian nation and it also shows the decade hostility between our bordered nations …
I’ll skip the explanations on the movie plot and give you a small crazy scene to give you an idea on what to expect from the movie:
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