How to Turn Your Terminal into a Hollywood Style Hacker Screen

How to Turn Your Terminal into a Hollywood Style Hacker Screen


How to Turn Your Terminal into a Hollywood Style Hacker Screen

If you have ever watched a movie or TV show where hackers are typing furiously on their keyboards and displaying colorful text and graphics on their screens, you might have wondered how to replicate that look on your own terminal. Well, wonder no more, because in this article we will show you how to install and use a Hollywood style hacker terminal emulator for Windows, MacOS, Linux and MacOSX.

A Hollywood style hacker terminal emulator is a program that mimics the appearance and behavior of a fictional hacker’s terminal, with flashy animations, sound effects, and random data. It is not meant to be a serious tool for hacking or programming, but rather a fun way to impress your friends or spice up your desktop.

There are several Hollywood style hacker terminal emulators available for different operating systems, but we will focus on one of the most popular ones: Hollywood. Hollywood is an open source project that runs on Windows, MacOS, Linux and MacOSX. It can be installed using a package manager or downloaded from its GitHub repository.

Installing Hollywood

To install Hollywood on Windows, you will need to download and install Cygwin, a collection of tools that provide a Linux-like environment on Windows. You can download Cygwin from https://www.cygwin.com/. During the installation process, make sure to select the following packages: bash, coreutils, curl, git, ncurses, python3, tmux and wget.

After installing Cygwin, open a Cygwin terminal and run the following commands to install Hollywood:

git clone https://github.com/dustinkirkland/hollywood.git
cd hollywood
sudo make install

To install Hollywood on MacOS, you will need to install Homebrew, a package manager for MacOS. You can install Homebrew by running the following command in a terminal:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"

After installing Homebrew, run the following command to install Hollywood:

brew install hollywood

To install Hollywood on Linux or MacOSX, you will need to install the following dependencies: apt-file (or equivalent), byobu (or tmux), curl (or wget), figlet (or toilet), htop (or top), mplayer (or mpv), tree (or dircolors) and xdotool (or xautomation). You can use your system’s package manager to install them.

After installing the dependencies, run the following commands to install Hollywood:

git clone https://github.com/dustinkirkland/hollywood.git
cd hollywood
sudo make install

Using Hollywood


Installing Hollywood

To launch Hollywood, simply type hollywood in a terminal. You will see a split screen with several windows displaying different types of data and animations. You can use the arrow keys to navigate between the windows and press q to quit.

Hollywood has several options that you can use to customize its appearance and behavior. You can run hollywood -h to see the full list of options. Some of the most useful ones are:

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