Linux terminal doesn’t need to be boring. There are some things that you can do just for fun.
1. Change the PS1
export PS1="email@example.com:~# "firstname.lastname@example.org:~#
2. The “sl” command
Many linux guys, in a fast typing fever, are writing sl instead of ls
Install the sl package from your distro and run the command with the same name. sl stands for steam locomotive.
apt-get install sl
3. cmatrix screensaver
Are you fan of Matrix movie? There is something for you
apt-get install cmatrix
Do you remember Stephen Hawking? Well, you can make your terminal speak like him.
apt-get install epeaskspeak "Hello world! How are you?"
If you need a terminal text to use it as MOTD for example, toilet is a small tool which can do that. Use the help to change font/size/spacing/etc
apt-get install toilet