Fill your Gnu / Linux terminal with Pokemon

Terminal with Pokémon

The Linux terminal is tough and clumsy for many users. This is something that can be changed and even customized with the characters from the Pokémon video game. A customization that may be silly for many but surely that makes it more friendly for many novice users. Terminal users who tend to hate this great Gnu / Linux tool.

To perform this customization, we must first have Tilix, a customizable terminal that will allow us to add the pokémon drawings to the background of the terminal. So first we have to install this tool for everything to work.

Tilix installation

To install Tilix we have to open the terminal and write the following (we are going to do it from an Ubuntu distribution, for other distributions look for information in this link):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/terminix

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install tilix

This will install Tilix on our operating system.

Tilix configuration

Now we have to configure Tilix so that when the new configuration is applied, we can see the letters and text of the terminal. So we run Tilix and on the user we right-click. Now we go to «Edit Profile» and we go to the Color tab. In the Color tab we have to select the Solarized Light option. Once marked, we save it and close the window.

Installation of Pokémon in the terminal

Now, in the same terminal, we have to write the following:

sudo apt-get install npm

sudo npm install --global pokemon-terminal

This will install the pokémon script In the terminal. To execute it, we just have to write pokemon random. Now we have to edit the bashrc to start with every session. To do this we open the file with the following command:

sudo gedit .bashrc

And at the end of the file we paste the following text:

if [ "$TILIX_ID" ]; then
pokemon random; clear
fi

We put it away and go out. Now every time let's run the terminal, a pokémon will appear in the background. A much less entertaining customization of the terminal Do not you think?


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  1.   Juan said

    One of the best things that Linux has apart from being browsed is the terminal, it is one of the most powerful things in software worldwide.

  2.   Rogelio lucero said

    error at sudo npm install –global pokemon-terminal does not install and marks several errors;
    npm ERR! code ENOENT
    npm ERR! syscall chmod
    npm ERR! path / usr / local / lib / node_modules / pokemon-terminal / pokemon
    npm ERR! wrong -2
    npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, chmod '/ usr / local / lib / node_modules / pokemon-terminal / pokemon'
    npm ERR! enoent This is related to npm not being able to find a file.
    npm ERR! enoent

    npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
    npm ERR! /root/.npm/_logs/2020-09-25T10_47_44_036Z-debug.log