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The famous cowsay for GNU/Linux is now available for python

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A python API/console script for the famous cowsay-linux.

cowsay for GNU/Linux was initially written in perl by Tony Monroe (, with suggestions from Shannon Appel (appel@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU) and contributions from Anthony Polito (aspolito@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU).

For python by Vaasu Devan S <>

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>>> python -m pip install cowsay
>>> python3 -m pip install cowsay

Importing the Package

>>> import cowsay

Basic Information

Original Author—> Tony Monroe ( # Thanks to him… !

For Python —> Vaasu Devan S

Email —>

__version__ —> 1.0

Available Characters for python are:

[‘beavis’, ‘cheese’, ‘daemon’, ‘cow’, ‘dragon’, ‘ghostbusters’, ‘kitty’, ‘meow’, ‘milk’, ‘stegosaurus’, ‘stimpy’, ‘turkey’, ‘turtle’, ‘tux’]


>>> import cowsay
>>> cowsay.<character-name>(text-message)
>>> from cowsay import *
>>> <character-name>(text-message)


>>> import cowsay
>>> cowsay.tux("Python is fun")

This will bring the tux character and will say the message passed as arguments.

cowsay.chars contains all the function names.

cowsay.char_names contains all the character names as strings.

cowsay.about() will display the basic info on how to use this module.

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