Mac OS X Easter Egg - emacs Psychotherapist

Go to finder then applications. Go to the Utilities folder and open Terminal. When it has started up type in "emacs" (without speech marks) and press enter. Then press x and escape together. Then type in "doctor" (again without speech marks.) You can then begin a conversation with your own personal psychotherapist on your computer. When you finish saying something, hit the return key twice. (OK so it's not a genius but it's quite interesting.)

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Contributed By: Wallamanage on 06-02-2005
Reviewed By: Boneho Chane, sars
Special Requirements: Any Unix-based PC with emacs (Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, etc)
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It DOES want to help me!
It DOES want to help me!

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Leonid writes:
This is not an egg! 'Doctor' is an Emacs (the best editor out there) program. Emacs features a lot of games and this is one of them. It is not an egg because a) It is in the documentation b) It is not hard to find c) There is nothing personal about it.
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Geek 2.0 writes:
Hehe... if you start talking about suicide, then it displays this: "If you are really suicidal, you might want to contact the Samaritans via E-mail: jo@samaritans.org or, at your option, anonymous E-mail: samaritans@anon.twwells.com . Or find a Befrienders crisis center at http://www.befrienders.org/ . I would appreciate it if you would continue."
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Philbert writes:
This is not a Mac OS X egg, this is an emacs egg.
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Baumi writes:
@Wallamanage It *is* mentioned in the manual. *NIX applications often have so-called man-pages which contain the manual. If you type "man emacs" + RETURN in the Terminal, you get a long detailed description of the application, including this paragraph: "GNU Emacs's many special packages handle mail reading (RMail) and sending (Mail), outline editing (Outline), compiling (Compile), running subshells within Emacs windows (Shell), running a Lisp read-eval-print loop (Lisp-Interaction-Mode), and automated psychotherapy (Doctor)." It seems strange and hidden to you, because you've never used emacs, but for anyone familiar with that editor (it's one of the most popular *NIX editors) the Doctor is just as little of an easter egg as iTunes' visualizer would be for you.
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idiot_me writes:
Whenever I say bye to the docter he never stops talking!
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/dev/random writes:
Tell it you're going to commit suicide. Then cuss it out.
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Wallamanage writes:
Shut-a your mouf or I slap-a your face!! This isn't mentioned anywhere in the manual. Not all eggs have to be personal y'know. Whoever found it must be really clever. This is a good egg. I salute whoever found it.
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