We all know about Star Wars and you probably have watched Star War a long time ago, multiple times and in multiple orders either on your television, computer or in some cinema. However, with all the hype surrounding regarding the just-released Star Wars: The Force Awakens and now it is the perfect time to watch again the original series.
But what about watching the beginning – Star War Episode IV on your PC as an animated text through the Command Prompt? It sounds cool, right?
It would not be right to say it is an Easter Egg as it’s been around since the days of Windows XP but the best thing is you can do the same in windows later versions too or we can say any OS that supports telnet.
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Telnet is a user command and other than that we can say it is an underlying TCP/IP protocol that is used to access remote computers. With the help of Telnet, an administrator or another user can easily access someone else’s computer remotely.
On the Web, HTTP and FTP protocols allow you to request specific files from remote computers, but there is no need to actually be logged on as a user of that computer.
Telnet lets you log on as a regular user with whatever privileges you have been granted to the specific application or data on the computer that you are on.
In addition to that, the commands of Telnet can be executed on a supported client or server device.
Telnet sends all messages in the form of clear text and it does not follow any specific security mechanisms. Thus, in many applications and major services, Telnet has been replaced by Secure Shell (SSH).
Watch Star Wars In Command Prompt Via Telnet:
The latest versions of Microsoft’s Windows OS don’t include Telnet. But you don’t need to worry about that as you can get it right now through a simple and clean command on Command Prompt.
Step 1: Open Command Prompt and enter the below-mentioned command and after that press enter.
You might get a notification for administrative permissions to enter the password to confirm and proceed.
Step 2: Again, start the command prompt and enter the below-mentioned command and press enter.
Note: In Windows 10, Go to Control Panel, click on Programs then click on Turn Windows features on or off. After that, check Telnet Client, click on Ok and wait for the installation gets completed.
On Linux and OS X:
Below you can find how to run Star War ASCII movie on your Linux or Mac computers.
Step 1: Open and run the terminal app.
The Star Wars Episode IV will start playing in the form of ASCII characters after the familiar credits.
Below you can see the screenshots:
Frequently Asked Question:
- Do I need to connect to the internet?
Yes, you are using Telnet which is also known as a remote desktop connection to connect to the computer remotely through the internet.
- Does this prompt work on Version 10.0 of CMD?
Yes, but in a small format of in the top left command prompt window.
- What happens if it does not work?
Be sure that you have entered the commands correctly. It will not work if there are any mistakes in the commands.
- Can I do the same without the admin information?
No, you will need the administrator password as you are installing new software (Telnet) on your PC. Otherwise, it will not work.
- Does it need a fast Internet connection?
You will need to have a steady and responsive internet connection.
That was the guide. Do try this and if you face any issue then feel free to mention in the comment section. We would love to help you out.
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