cowsay is a program that shows a ASCII picture of a cow saying a message inside the terminal.
cowsay, simply type:
$ cowsay "your message"
This script uses ascii art to show a cow in the terminal saying anything you tell it to say.
cowsay is not built-in to your terminal and in order to use it, you have to install it to your machine.
If you are using a linux machine, do the following steps:
$ sudo apt-git install cowsay
Useful Commands / Examples
-f cowfilespecifies from which file to load ascii art
-ethis followed by two characters specifies what to replace as the cows eyes (
cowsay -e ^^-turns the cows eyes into ^s)
-lgives a list of the different cowfiles that you can use
$ cowsay Moo
______ < moo! > ------ \ ^__^ \ (oo)\_______ (__)\ )\/\ ||----w | || ||
$ cowsay -f vader.cow "Luke, I am your udder"
_______________________ < Luke, I am your udder > ----------------------- \ ,-^-. \ !oYo! \ /./=\.\______ ## )\/\ ||-----w|| || || Cowth Vader