Linux Candy

Linux Candy: terminal-parrot – party parrot time

Last Updated on May 25, 2022

Linux Candy is a series of articles covering interesting eye candy software. We only feature open source software in this series.

Some of the programs in this series are purely cosmetic, frivolous pieces of fun. Candy at their finest. But we also include some programs that aren’t purely decorative.

There’s a diverse range of programs included in this series. Programs such as eDEX-UI and Variety are actually highly practical programs. ASCIIQuarium has soothing and relaxing qualities for your desktop. Other programs included in this series (such as lolcat, cacafire) are included purely for their decorative qualities. And then there’s some really fun software that just raises a smile or two.

terminal-parrot is a terminal based program that displays an animated ASCII parrot in your terminal. Why would you want to do that? That’s a good question. Answers on a postcard please.


Installation is trivial.

We tested the software in Ubuntu. Installing the program involves typing the command:

$ sudo snap install terminal-parrot

You could grab a build from the project’s releases page, or clone the project’s GitHub page. But life is too short; definitely for terminal-parrot.

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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