Cowsay-like terminal utility, Ponysay 2.8, released with new ponies and fixes (PPA available)
GNOME Terminal is a handy utility, usually used for in-depth more specific tasks, actions conducted via the terminal's available visuals (text only).
Nevertheless, while featuring a "spartan" look & feel, the terminal can be easily beautified with various shapes, messages and colors.
Ponysay is a handy tool, useful to display My Little Pony's ponies on the terminal, thus bringing a solid amount of pleasant-to-the-eye colors, definitely taking the terminal to a non-spartan vivid approach.
Ponysay 2.8 has been released, marking (since the 2.1 version) the shifting (from being a wrapper for the widely known and used cowsay) to a completely independent package (a reimplementation of cowsay).
Along with various fixes and optimizations, Ponysay 2.8 adds a massive amount of new ponies, such as
pplebloomdance, blueberry, blueberrycake, blueharvest, candylicious, cherrycola, cracky, cutiemarkcrusaders, derpybags, derpycloud, firestreak, hughjelly, lemonhearts, lyrabonbon, noi, pictureperfect, pigpen, poppycock, quickfix, rainbowhurricane, rainboshadowbolt, silverspeed, surprise (wonderbolt), thunderlane, timeturner, twilightthebearded, basil, cloudkicker, cerberus, cow, derpysad, flowertrio, frederickhorseshoepin, horsemd, jeffletroski, jesuspezuna, joe, joetuxedo, manticore, meadowsong, meliot, pinkiegummydisguise, seaswirl, theodoredonaldkerabatsos, turf, waltercoltchak, blueballblitz (Various fanfics, Shadowbolt), drhooves1, drhooves2, drhooves3,
drhooves4, drhooves5, drhooves6, drhooves7, drhooves8, drhooves9, drhooves10, drhooves11, nyx (Fanfic: Past Sins), nyxdisguised (Fanfic: Past Sins), pinkaminacupcake (Fanfic), airheart, bastionyorsets, gustavelegrand, peppermoon, pinkacopter, pinkiefly, pinkieparade, pinkieumbrellahat, raritycomplaining, shiningarmorwedding, starlight, sunnyrays, sweatiesing, tenderheart, tom, twilightspike
Ponysay's usage is as simple as typing in a terminal
command that links
mymessage to a a multitude of ponies.
How do we install Ponysay 2.8?
Add the following official PPA (Lucid, Maverick, Natty, Oneiric, Precise, Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-c/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ponysay
For a full in-depth Ponysay usage (with numerous supported commands), download the step-by-step 47 page PDF guide from https://github.com/erkin/ponysay/blob/master/ponysay.pdf?raw=true