Mac OS X Easter Egg - Emacs psychoanalysis

1. Open A Terminal
2. type "emacs"; click enter
3. Press ESC + X at the same time
4. You should see "M-x" appear
5. Type "psychoanalyze-pinhead" after the "M-x"
6. To stop press Ctrl-G

M-x yow gives you a random Zippy quote. M-x doctor is the old Eliza "AI" program. (These two are in the docs.) M-x psychoanalyze-pinhead feeds the Zippy quotes as input into doctor, and it is an absolute riot. After starting it, press Ctrl-G to stop it chatting and then read the transcript.

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Contributed By: uberSaxophonist on 04-15-2007
Reviewed By: racedogg2, dicai
Special Requirements: A computer with Emacs installed
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The terminal talking a whole load of junk! I don't even understand what this means Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-brained!
The terminal talking a whole load of junk! I don't even understand what this means Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-brained!
Eliza is on drugs
Eliza is on drugs

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Comments

koira writes:
This egg is at best an egg in GNU emacs, although, I would consider it a feature. It is in no way part of OS X. OS X simply happens to include emacs.
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*Maverik* writes:
Ha ha! Mine was "talking" about using cocaine frequently.
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dexta writes:
My doctor asked me: "At what point did you start hating everything?" Then I responded with: "Ever since I typed 'Doctor'." He responded by going on a completely different tangent, while still remembering what I had said about my frustration.
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vermiculus writes:
tl;dr: it's press ESC and *then* press x. You don't need to do them at the same time. You don't actually need to press ESC and X at the same time. On a normal terminal, you would simply do Alt-X (or something similar; M actually stands for the 'Meta' key). Since Terminal in OSX disables the alt key by default, emacs offers using the ESC key as a *prefix* option. So, simply press ESC, you will see `M-` pop up in the echo area (the bottom), and then press `x`. Then, simply type your command. :)
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