How To Watch Star Wars In Command Prompt Via Telnet

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star-wars-command-promptShort Bytes: Before driving to your nearest cinema to catch the latest Star Wars movie, here’s something Master Yoda wants you to do. He wants you to open your Command Prompt/Terminal, enter few simple commands and watch the beginning of Star Wars saga in a manner you’ve never seen before. Go ahead! May the force be with you!

I know you’ve watched all  Star Wars movies a long time ago – multiple times, in multiple orders – on your television, computer, and in some cinema nearby you. But, with all the hype surrounding the just-released Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it makes perfect sense to re-watch the original series.

But, why not try watching the beginning – Star Wars Episode IV – on your PC’s Command Prompt as an animated text? I won’t be calling it an Easter Egg as it has been around since the Windows XP days and you can do the same in later versions of Windows too (or any OS that supports telnet).

Some other terminal tricks that you will love:

Telnet is a network protocol, but you don’t need to bother about more details. So, let’s get this done right now and tell you how to watch Star Wars in Command Prompt via Telnet right now:

How To Watch Star Wars In Command Prompt Via Telnet?

On Windows PC:

The newer versions of Microsoft’s Windows OS don’t include Telnet. No worries, you can get it right now with just a simple and clean command on Command Prompt.

Step 1: Just open Command Prompt on your PC, enter following command and press  Enter.

pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"

If you see a notification asking for Administrator permissions, enter the Administrator password and confirm to proceed.

Step 2: Now restart the Command Prompt, enter the following command and press  Enter.


On Linux and OS X:

To run the Star Wars ASCII movie on your Linux or Mac computer, simply open the Terminal app and run:



After the familiar credits, the Star Wars Episode IV will start playing in ASCII characters. Here are few screenshots:










Awesome, right?

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Also Read: 10 Amazing Linux Terminal Based Games That You Must Know
Arpit Verma

Arpit Verma

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