cowsay: command not found

Getting the error message instead a cow saying something to you in ASCII art ?

-bash: cowsay: command not found

To install cowsay or cowthink, simply do apt-get install cowsay cowthink.

cowsay_cowthink_debian_linux

Debian installs those tools into /usr/games/cowsay, but /usr/games is not in the PATH environment variable of root user by default, making bash print the “command not found” error. Same behaviour on most RaspberryPi setups.

To get cowsay working in bash console, you’d either include that directory in .bashrc or similiar, or, insert a symlink into /usr/bin just like that:

Pretty easy, enjoy your ascii cow!

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