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What are "Super Cow Powers" and why doesn't my aptitude have them?

What are "Super Cow Powers" and why doesn't my aptitude have them?

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Guest [Entry]

"I think it's referring to apt-get moo:
$ apt-get moo
(__)
(oo)
/------\/
/ | ||
* /\---/\
~~ ~~
....""Have you mooed today?""...
To quote Wikipedia:

aptitude states that, unlike Advanced Packaging Tool, it ""does not have Super Cow Powers"". In apt-get ""super cow powers"" can be found by issuing the command apt-get moo. However, in aptitude issuing moo will give the user a prompt saying there are no easter eggs.
However, by issuing aptitude -v moo, then aptitude -vv moo, and so on the user will see a series of statements telling them to go away, some ending with a picture not unlike the original apt-get easter egg. Different versions of the program have different sequences.

And, as wRAR commented, the term “Super Cow Powers” is a direct quote from apt-get --help:

This APT has Super Cow Powers."
Guest [Entry]

While inspecting around it ,just have a look at the easter-eggs