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Enter The Matrix with FreeBSD

darkain profile image Vincent Milum Jr ・1 min read

Have you ever wanted to enter The Matrix, but didn't know how? Well, today is your lucky day!

FreeBSD makes this possible by downloading one simple command line utility.

First, let's download and install the termatrix command.

pkg install -y termatrix
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From there you will see some installation status messages such as:

The following 1 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):

New packages to be INSTALLED:
        termatrix: 0.2

Number of packages to be installed: 1

10 KiB to be downloaded.
[1/1] Fetching termatrix-0.2.txz: 100%   10 KiB  10.2kB/s    00:01
Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
[1/1] Installing termatrix-0.2...
[1/1] Extracting termatrix-0.2: 100%
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After that, we can now enter The Matrix! From the command line, simply run:

termatrix
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You should now see The Matrix on your screen!

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The termatrix utility is available on virtually every architecture supported by FreeBSD. So this means if you're running on an Intel or AMD PC, it will be available and work. This also means it works perfectly on ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi as well! You can view the full compatibility list and more details about this program over on FreshPorts: https://www.freshports.org/misc/termatrix

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