cmatrix now also for centos redhat and suse12! 😀

the probably most important linux program in cyberspace…. and neither centos nor suse have it in their repositories. shame! 😀

The Matrix has you

matrix just changed color 😀


if you wanna feel like a real hacker… try


apt-get update && apt-get install cmatrix;
cmatrix; # run the damn thing

cmatrix -C red -a; # red matrix

# almost as cool as
cat /dev/urandom


OMG it even got a manpage: cmatrix-man.txt


thanks to

Why debian is the best distro:

because it has a cmatrix package… while you have to compile it yourself for CentOS/RedHat.

here is the source:

backup mirror download: cmatrix-1.2a.tar.gz


sha512sum of that zip:

Suse12 probably does not have it at all 😀 – but super hackers will probably manage to get it to run on suse as well.

… well actually both binaries run pretty nicely on suse12 as well 😀

root@Debian8:~# which cmatrix
root@Debian8:~# file /usr/bin/cmatrix
/usr/bin/cmatrix: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/, for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, BuildID[sha1]=e7d82803df1f92dc4c9ddc2967af80c3078a4a50, stripped


[root@CentOS7 ~]# which cmatrix
[root@CentOS7 ~]# file /usr/local/bin/cmatrix
/usr/local/bin/cmatrix: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, BuildID[sha1]=ca9fe12be80a5f2e8beaeef7aa689a127e29bcbe, not stripped

make it run on suse

wget; # simply download the zip

sha512sum; # check if matches

unzip; # unzip

 chmod u+x *.binary; # make it runnable by

./cmatrix32.binary; # run it

tested with:

user@suse12:~> hostnamectl
Static hostname: suse12.domain
Transient hostname: suse12
Icon name: computer-vm
Chassis: vm
Machine ID: fe6bf561a4d4f20df6176faf58fdd5b5
Boot ID: 5f6b43a30492444ab625ab7394b4633b
Virtualization: microsoft
Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
CPE OS Name: cpe:/o:suse:sles:12:sp2
Kernel: Linux 4.4.21-69-default
Architecture: x86-64