How to have a pet (cat, dog, tiger, Sakura or Tomoyo) in our Linux

A few days ago I installed Debian on my girlfriend's PC, which means that these days I have had to look for several applications that are "cool" enough for her to be delighted with Linux 😀

This that I show you now is certainly an excellent option ... - » oneko

oneko is an application that will make a funny kitten go around and around our entire screen, here are some screenshots of the cat:

But this is just the kitty, which is the result of simply running oneko, there are more pets but ... well let's install first oneko 😀

If they use Debian, Ubuntu or derivatives they install it through:

sudo apt-get install oneko

I imagine that in other distros the package is called the same 😉

Once installed in a terminal or through [Alt] + [F2] execute oneko and voila, this cool cat will be shown to you.

What if I don't want a cat?

They have other pets to choose from ... for example, if they run:

oneko -tora

Then they will have a tiger:

If they execute it but with the parameter -dog then it will be a puppy:

oneko -dog

But ... those of us who are anime fans, we can have Sakura Kinomoto on our desktop with the parameter -sakura:

oneko -sakura

As well as Tomoyo Daidouji with the -tomoyo parameter:

oneko -tomoyo

BUT !!… this is not all 🙂

We have even more options to customize our pet, here are some useful parameters:

-tofocus : It will make the pet not automatically follow our cursor, but will be "on its own" or doing whatever it wants 😉

-rv : It will invert the colors of the pet, for example the cat is white by default, if we apply this parameter the cat will be black.

-fg : If we do not like the color of the pet's lines, then we can simply indicate a color, for example: oneko -fg red

-bg : If we do not like our pet's skin color, we can change that color with this parameter, for example: oneko -bg red

I recommend reading the oneko (man oneko) help for more information 😉

Anyway, without a doubt this is a pretty funny application, it can entertain someone and show them that Linux is not that monster of white letters and black background, but that it is quite the opposite ... colorful, cheerful and may have mustaches LOL! !


PD: Too bad there are no hamsters T_T

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  1.   Miguelinux said

    Haha very cute when they sleep 🙂

  2.   Luis said

    Excellent tutor, too bad there are no hamsters (T_T)

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Thank you
      And yes ... I wanted a hamster for myself haha

  3.   Pavloco said

    Hahaha very good. What I've always wanted is a tamagochi-type pet on my desk that grows up and starves if you don't feed it and so on.

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Likewise, I have always wanted a tamagochi ... either on the computer or on the cell phone LOL !!!, It is one of those childhood traumas because I never had one LOL !!

      1.    James_Che said

        I also want one hahahaha, there is no application?

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

          So far I haven't found any 🙁

      2.    Juan Carlos said

        I want to put my Belgian shepherd… let's see: yum install Sasha…. % $ & #% &… .. again… yum install Sasha… .Nop, no case, still sleeping under my chair. LOL

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH FUCK !!! how I laughed with this HAHAHAHA

  4.   Squawk said

    It's cool, and in case anyone starts to invoke all the characters and they fill up with little monkeys, and want to remove them, use: «killall oneko» 😛
    Thank you very much for sharing C:

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Call more? … Nah I don't think so LOL!

  5.   truko22 said

    I use in kde "love" and it has more characters.

  6.   Tuxmmer said

    Hi. Thanks for the application, by the way does anyone know something like a Tamagochi for Linux? It would be very interesting.
    Another thing, what theme do you have in Debian? I liked the World of Woo ball and the bar icons 😀

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      I'm still looking for one, I'm looking for more applications like this.

      Regarding KDE, I use the same theme that comes by default but I only changed the start icon and put the one you see, read here - »

  7.   Manuel R. said

    Haha it's good ... although it distracts me a bit to see what the dog is doing xDDD.

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      I already removed the damn cat ... that did nothing more than follow my mouse (pointer, mouse) ... HAHAHAHA

  8.   Citux said

    Thanks KZKG ^ Gaara, now I will have a cat on my desk 🙂

  9.   VaryHeavy said

    What is the GTK theme you use so that the Firefox icons (because it's Firefox, right?) Look like the first screenshot?

    1.    VaryHeavy said

      Ah! And how do you do it to give the window that "bluish" color?

    2.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      It's not actually a GTK theme 🙂
      I use KDE, so I use OxygenKDE in Firefox to make Firefox look so great on my KDE:

      1.    VaryHeavy said

        Ahh I understand ... I used it too, but it seems that Firefox updates much faster than OxygenKDE, and whenever Firefox is updated, the latest version of OxygenKDE is no longer supported. Currently OxygenKDE does not have a version compatible with Firefox 18.

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

          Yes, right now I'm using FF18 and I don't have support for OxygenKDE 🙁… my FF16.0.2 T_T looked so cute

          1.    VaryHeavy said

            There is a theme for Firefox that, although it does not reach the level of integration of OxygenKDE, it does emulate a relatively similar environment, it is called Simply White.

            1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

              I'm looking for it, thanks 🙂

  10.   Pink Linux said

    Testing if the Rosa icon appears in the comment !!! It seems to me that they would not have to add it

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Actually we do support Rosa Linux, but you must modify the UserAgent of your browser:

      1.    Pink Linux said

        I have not achieved it, could you be more explanatory to be able to achieve it

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

          Yes of course with pleasure 🙂
          DesdeLinux shows the logo of the distro that the user's browser indicates, that is, in my case my Firefox tells the site that I use Debian, that's why DesdeLinux is able to show the Debian logo.

          In your case, you must configure Firefox to tell everyone that you use Rosa Linux, for this you configure the UserAgent, and to configure the UserAgent of your Firefox here is the tutorial you need:

          Simply in the chain instead of putting Debian or something like that, put Rosa Linux and that's it, open the blog (or press F5 if you already have it open) and in the right bar at the beginning you should see the Rosa Linux logo.

  11.   ErunamoJAZZ said

    The only downside is that sometimes they get in the way of scrolling xD

    hey, I also want a tamago-chi in linux ... we will have to program one <_

  12.   Stif said

    It's very good hahahaha

    And I join the Tamagochi proposal ee

  13.   RAW-Basic said

    Wenas! ..

    And we always have to decorate the linux for brides so that they fall in love with it .. for practicality I ended up installing a Jolicloud on her netbook .. maybe she'll change it one of these days .. ..for something more iron. .. xD

    On the other hand .. I have an acquaintance who competes in video game matters .. ..and he made a Tamagochi-style game on a free platform .. soon as I can contact him .. I see to facilitate them ..

    From already thank you very much..

    RAW-Basic ..

    1.    RAW-Basic said

      Wenas! ..

      Here I have what I was referring to .. still does not have the binary for linux since, according to what he told me, he cannot pack it well with the libraries .. ..for those who are interested .. this is his page ( there you have the info of its development .. as well as its source code .. ..if you can help him to port it to linux .. it would be great for all .. contact him directly via his page ..

      From already thank you very much..

      RAW-Basic ..

  14.   TavK7 said

    I join the cause 😛
    They are very good, I already put one in Toradora 😀
    What didn't work for me was the -tofocus thing, just setting the "speed" at 1, the oneko doesn't move anywhere.


    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      ooo, Toradora like it hadn't occurred to me 😀

  15.   elav said

    Freakys !!! God!! LOL

    1.    RAW-Basic said

      Hahahahaha! .. ..what you made me laugh .. xD

  16.   Jonathan said

    God !! he made me a zoo !! How do I delete them? haaa

    1.    user said

      you open a terminal and type killall oneko

  17.   geek said

    Hello! I stay with Macopix I like it a lot.


    1.    shnkr3 said

      Macopix still lives? It would be good if they made a fork 😀

  18.   Cristianhcd said


    I kept the kitten ^^

    oneko -tofocus -rv

  19.   Cousteau said

    I found this program very funny because it is based on one called "Neko" that I had in Windows 3.1. Ah, the nostalgia ...

  20.   r3irm3 m4s said

    Shall we fart millet?

  21.   darkar said

    Very good friend, I will have sakura on my desk 😀

  22.   Angel_Le_Blanc said

    so fun, I'm going to try it on my Arch

  23.   giobeatle1794 said

    Let's see if my useragent appears….