You may not believe me, but just try to run gparted from terminal without the sudo command preceding it
and you’ll see this dialog
Do you see that? It said that gparted can be a weapon of mass destruction, and yes it is right, that’s why you have to be a root to run it. This is the first evidence that Linux’s shell is really funny.
Next, you’ll see that shell can interact with people, even more having a kind of conversation with people. I took this screen shot on my PC running Ubuntu 8.04
Could you believe that?
Wanna see it’s joking, try to run this command from your shell
$ sudo apt-get moo
what you’ll get is
Now, having read this, you must believe me shell is funny. FYI, people often called these ‘Easter eggs’, the funny things which is put by the programmer inside their software. The point of all of these, is that shell is just another way to interact with our Linux box. And if you try to know it, you will find that it is great, nice, and also fun.
Note: the apt-get command may only run on Debian GNU/Linux and its derrivative such as Ubuntu, Simply Mepis, Kuliax, etc. I have ever heard that PCLinuxOS also use this tool, but I’ve never tried it yet.