Here’s a fun project to help learn the Linux shell on a Raspberry Pi, use it to ‘hack’ another computer and play a prank on someone else! In the video you can see a daughter describe how she can connect to her father’s computer from her Raspberry Pi using the SSH tool. Once connected she goes through some fun things to do as a prank, like having the computer speak some text or even closing the editor her dad is using to write code (but be careful doing something like that without getting permission first!). This is a great example of basic Linux shell usage–in fact it’s demonstrating at a young age a better grasp of Linux commands than I had when I entered college, way to go! Check out the post to learn more about the hack, and if you’re curious about learning more Linux commands also check out the excellent shell command primer here on the Adafruit learning system too.
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