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Old 07-19-2002, 11:15 AM   #1
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Make my box 1337


I was woundering how i might make my box more 1337 so post any idears
I've done the following things.

1. Custom command prompt

Normal User
export PS1="\[\033[1;30m\][\[\033[0;32m\][\[\033[1;32m\][\[\033[1;33m\]\u\[\033[1;37m\]@\[\033[1;33m\]\h\[\033[1;37m\]:\[\033[1;31m\]\w\[\033[1;32m\]]\[\033[0;32m\]]\[\033[1;30m\]]\[\033[0;0m\]"

root user
export PS1="\[\033[1;30m\][\[\033[0;31m\][\[\033[1;31m\][\[\033[1;35m\]\u\[\033[1;37m\]@\[\033[1;35m\]\h\[\033[1;37m\]:\[\033[1;31m\]\w\[\033[1;31m\]]\[\033[0;31m\]]\[\033[1;30m\]]\[\033[1;31m\]"


2. ASCII picture of the matrix is show in console when a user logs in

3. Text-to-speech program that says the time on the hour aswell as other scripts

So show off you 1337ness with you idears

 
Old 07-19-2002, 11:41 AM   #2
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How about doing some work on it?
 
Old 07-19-2002, 11:45 AM   #3
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I just can't wait to see Acid's reply on this thread...
 
Old 07-19-2002, 12:08 PM   #4
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Re: Make my box 1337

Quote:
Originally posted by Hegemon

...1. Custom command prompt

Normal User
export PS1="\[\033[1;30m\][\[\033[0;32m\][\[\033[1;32m\][\[\033[1;33m\]\u\[\033[1;37m\]@\[\033[1;33m\]\h\[\033[1;37m\]:\[\033[1;31m\]\w\[\033[1;32m\]]\[\033[0;32m\]]\[\033[1;30m\]]\[\033[0;0m\]"

root user
export PS1="\[\033[1;30m\][\[\033[0;31m\][\[\033[1;31m\][\[\033[1;35m\]\u\[\033[1;37m\]@\[\033[1;35m\]\h\[\033[1;37m\]:\[\033[1;31m\]\w\[\033[1;31m\]]\[\033[0;31m\]]\[\033[1;30m\]]\[\033[1;31m\]"
...
I am not very good at reading things that aren't written in English, so I was hoping someone could tell me what that says? Thanks!
 
Old 07-19-2002, 03:27 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
I just can't wait to see Acid's reply on this thread...
hehe. *chuckle* i'm seriously laughing just thinking about that.

but yeah, does anyone have any clue what dood is talking about there? making a box "1337" IMHO is knowing it inside and out. forget how "cool" your system looks and concentrate on understanding it rather than trying to impress your friends.

intelligence is more impressive than any asci art. :-)
 
Old 07-19-2002, 03:32 PM   #6
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Oooh - just checked out your bash prompt. Quite nice, thanks.
 
Old 07-19-2002, 03:35 PM   #7
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oh yeah, i'm gonna throw in another 2 cents here:

1) asci art at login is not "1337", it's lame. it would irritate the hell out of me if i was logging into a box that displayed something like that, especially if it was a slow connection.

2) i've never understood the purpose of text to speech apps. sure they're useful if you're blind, but honestly... how many of you can listen faster than you can read? not to mention that's gotta be a system resource hog. absolutely pointless.

ok, i'm done with my 2 (perhaps 3?) cents. ;-)
 
Old 07-19-2002, 04:31 PM   #8
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Use a Dremel tool on it, then cover the resulting gaping holes with various colored plexiglas sheets surrounded by strobing, strangely hued neon lights.

On second thought, if you have Linux INSIDE said box, and you use it, then you are far more "elite" than 90% of the desktop world.

Just leave it alone and, as was previously suggested, just use it.
 
Old 07-19-2002, 10:40 PM   #9
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Whats 1337
 
Old 07-19-2002, 11:36 PM   #10
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1337 translatez to "leet", spose its skiddie culture stylee, like in the stupid irc gizmo where all your words would come out as "leetspeak", like in 6u63, w83R3Z m1 M3N74l f70Zz, cuz m3 br41nZ r0771N9...

IMNSHO its kinda 5to0p1d.
 
Old 07-20-2002, 01:02 AM   #11
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Whats wrong with wanting my computer to be cool. I am also learing the working of it and making it look better doesn't mean that i won't understand how it works. People paint their houses and their cars otherwise we would all be living in and driving large white boxes. And as for saying 1337 i was being sarcastic
 
Old 07-20-2002, 01:50 AM   #12
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I bought a cool sticker that is an AMD, and it says Evil Inside. Oh, and plexi is always cool, but make sure you get colored ata cables if you use it.
 
Old 07-20-2002, 08:13 AM   #13
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Talking about "look cool", I advice you to visit http://www.linux-ninja.net and check out the 1st post - about Lunix

zeky
 
Old 03-18-2003, 12:38 PM   #14
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More 1337 ness a bash prompt that I find useful as a visual clue to tell me where I am and if im in as root (everybody else has plain old white)

PS1="[\033[1;32m\]\h:\[\033[1;34m\]\A\[\033[0;35m\]\[\033[1;35m\]:\W\[\033[0m\]]
\[\033[1;31m\]$ \[\033[0m\]"

I change the colors for different machines.

Another featuring reverse video:


PS1="\033[1;45m\]\h:\[\033[0;44m\]\A\[\033[0;36m\]\[\033[1;41m\]:\W\[\033[0m\]\[
\033[1;31m\]> \[\033[0m\]"



Also Ive found this script useful for coloring output at the console:

#!/usr/bin/perl
# hilite script
$|=1; # don't buffer i/o
$command = "$ARGV[0]";
$target = "$ARGV[1]";
$color = "\e[" . $command . "m";
$end = "\e[0m";

while(<STDIN>) {
# s/($target)/$color$1$end/;
s/($target)/$color/;
print $_;
}

Copy it to a file (mine is hilite).

Use it like so:


./setiathome -verbose|hilite 37

that will print setiathome -verbose output in light blue


EDIT:
The above stuff is published under the 1337 public license -- its free to use by anyone except the humor deprived.

Last edited by m0rl0ck; 03-18-2003 at 12:43 PM.
 
  


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