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Enjoy the mysteries of the sea from the safety of your own terminal!
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Merge pull request #1 from jbaber/master

Add Ubuntu specific installation instructions to the README.
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                              Asciiquarium v1.1
                    by Kirk Baucom <>

Asciiquarium is an aquarium/sea animation in ASCII art.


Asciiquarium is a single perl script, so all you have to do is make sure
it's executable and put it somewhere convenient, like /usr/local/bin or


  Out-of-the-box ubuntu doesn't satisfy the Requirements below, so
  here's how to get them:
  1) Get perl's curses package which is available from apt:
       sudo apt-get install libcurses-perl
  2) Run
     at the shell.  Agree to the defaults for everything.
     To leave cpan, type 
  3) Type
    sudo cpan Term::Animation


You must have the Term::Animation module, which you can get from The Term::Animation module also requires the Curses
module, which you can also get from CPAN. This program will only run on
platforms that have a Curses library (so it won't work on Windows, but
you might get it to run under cygwin).


Command line arguments:
	-c	"classic" mode, only show species from Asciiquarium 1.0

While running:
	q	quit
	r	redraw (will recreate all entities)
	p	toggle pause


New fish species backported from the Android live wallpaper and
other minor improvements by Claudio Matsuoka.

Pretty much all of the ASCII art was done by Joan Stark:

Anything that she didn't do, I don't have a source for.
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