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Mac Tip: Terminal – Star Wars: A New Hope

Posted in How To on 27/01/2012 by Mark Greentree

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How To: Watch Star Wars: A New Hope In The Terminal

If you’re a Star Wars fan then you would most probably be aware of the text based Star Wars Episode 4 – A New Hope.

If not then this tip will show you how to load and watch it.

In order to do this we will need to use Terminal. To locate Terminal simply navigate to Applications > Utilities and you will locate Terminal.

Simply launch and then enter the following followed by return:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

All you need to do is wait for about 30 seconds to a minute and the text version of Star Wars will play in your Terminal window allowing you to relive the wonder that is Star Wars anywhere…and because their is no sound your boss won’t know you are actually watching it!

Warning: Terminal commands have the ability to change the running operation of your Mac. Please copy and paste the Terminal command as shown directly from the article. Mistakes in keystokes can cause your Mac to perform differently and may in-fact result in a loss of data. It is advised that you only use the Terminal if you feel comfortable with the command line interface. If you are ever unsure please consult your local tech support person.



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Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of Everyday Mac Support. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is the lead host of Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.