Bash script which rickrolls your terminal by playing Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” with ANSI 256-color coded UTF-8 characters + audio (if available).
How to Roll
To start rickrollin’ immediately:
curl -s -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/keroserene/rickrollrc/master/roll.sh | bash
Here is the clandestine command you can give to your friends
curl -s -L http://bit.ly/10hA8iC | bash
For the record: It is not actually a good idea to make a habit of
curl $(random_script_from_the_internets) | bash"
Nevertheless, for the enhanced experience, I highly recommend the following:
Which essentially just does:
echo "curl -s -L http://bit.ly/10hA8iC | bash" >> ~/.bashrc
For a salutary lesson in the importance of taking care what you
execute in your terminal, inspired by the classic
sl, save the
command in a shell script called
suod somewhere on your
recommended to download the script for faster startup, to avoid
spoiling the surprise when you accidentally execute it for the nth
time (and also, unless you really like living dangerously, for
security, in case we are demonically possessed to replace
with something evil).
This has been tested on Arch, Debian, Ubuntu, Mac and Cygwin (so far). To enable sound in Cygwin, install the sox package.
Since this is a colorful hobby, you need to ensure 256-color mode is enabled or Astley will look sad.
For example, if you use GNU screen, ensure your ~/.screenrc contains something like:
termcapinfo xterm 'Co#256:AB=\E[48;5;%dm:AF=\E[38;5;%dm' defbce "on"
Kudos to jart for our lovely hiptext shenanigans. Please see our sister project: hiptext, which generates ANSI color codes for any image or video.