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Display a cute cow and message on your Linux desktop. The cow is displayed for either a fixed amount of time, or an amount of time calculated from the size of the text. Click on the cow to dismiss it immediately. More information:

  • Display a cow saying "hello, world":

xcowsay "{{hello, world}}"

  • Display a cow with output from another command:

ls | xcowsay

  • Display a cow at the specified X and Y coordinates:

xcowsay --at={{X}},{{Y}}

  • Display a different sized cow:

xcowsay --cow-size={{small|med|large}}

  • Display a thought bubble instead of a speech bubble:

xcowsay --think

  • Display a different image instead of the default cow:

xcowsay --image={{path/to/file}}