CMatrix

Linux Candy: CMatrix – terminal based “The Matrix”

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Linux Candy is a new series of articles covering interesting eye candy software. We’re only going to feature open-source software in this series.

The subject of this article is CMatrix. CMatrix is an ncurses program that simulates the display from “The Matrix”, and is based on the screensaver from the movie’s website.

If you have been living in a cave for the past few decades, you might not know The Matrix is a hugely popular 1999 American science fiction film starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.

Installation

Clone the project’s repository, and compile the software with the following shell commands:

$ https://github.com/abishekvashok/cmatrix.git
$ cd cmatrix
$ autoreconf -i
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

Alternatively, you’ll probably find CMatrix in your distro’s package manager.

Next page: Page 2 – In Operation

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary

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