As we know,
apt-get has Super Cow Powers and
aptitude does not:
$ apt-get --help | grep -i cow This APT has Super Cow Powers. $ aptitude --help | grep -i cow This aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers.
and of course, APT has an Easter egg to go with it:
$ apt-get moo (__) (oo) /------\/ / | || * /\---/\ ~~ ~~ ...."Have you mooed today?"...
I'm curious, is there are story behind this Easter egg? What's its history? I know it's been in apt for a long time—from a quick grep of apt sources in old Debian releases, it gained it sometime between Debian 2.2 (potato; apt 0.3.19) and Debian 3.0 (woody; apt 0.5.4).
edit: According to a message from Jacob Kuntz on the Debian-Devel mailing list, it was in apt 0.5.0 in Feb. 2001. A message from Matt Zimmerman on the Debian bug tracker makes it sound like 0.5.0 is when it was added.