How To Get “Hollywood Hacker Feel” In Your Linux Command Line?


Short Bytes: A developer has created a command line utility which can give you the feel of Hollywood movie hacker. His tool replicates the decrypting text seen from the 1992 hacker movie Sneakers. The code is freely available on his GitHub page.

We have seen how the hackers in movies do some over-the-edge stuff when they get their hands on computers. We can’t believe our eyes when they decrypt passwords and files on command line. Well, that’s fiction, though. But one GitHub user has added more flavor to the fiction.

bartobri (Brian Barto) has created a command line utility called nms or No More Secrets. It’s a tool to replicate decrypting text visualization from the 1992 movie Sneakers. After installing No More Secrets, you need to type sneakers in the command line to revisit those scenes from the movie.

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You can use nms for normal directories. For instance, you can long list contents of a directory and then pipe the output to nms tool as follows,

ls -l / | nms

How to install No More Secrets

You need to execute the following commands on by one to install nms on Debian/Ubuntu/Mint:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lib32ncurses5-dev lib32ncursesw5-dev
git clone
cd ./no-more-secrets
sudo make install

To install nms on other Linux variants and Mac OS X, you can head on to Brian’s GutHub repo to find the installation instructions and source code.

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