🌀 A nonsense activity generator
Pretend to be busy or waiting for your computer when you should actually be doing real work! Impress people with your insane multitasking skills. Just open a few instances of
genactand watch the show.
genacthas multiple scenes that pretend to be doing something exciting or useful when in reality nothing is happening at all.
You don't have to install anything! For your convenience, prebuilt binaries for Linux, OSX and Windows are provided here that should run without any dependencies. Additionally, there is a web version at https://svenstaro.github.io/genact/
It's compatible with FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, Windows 10 (it needs a recent Windows 10 to get ANSI support) and most modern web browsers that support WebAssembly.
On FreeBSD: You don't have to do anything special here. Just run
pkg install genact genact
On Linux: Download
genact-linuxfrom the releases page and run
chmod +x genact-linux ./genact-linux
On macOS: Download
genact-osxfrom the releases page and run
chmod +x genact-osx ./genact-osx
A homebrew package is also available. To install it this way, run
brew install genact
On macOS, you can also install via MacPorts:
sudo port install genact
On Windows: Download
genact-win.exefrom the releases page and double click it.
With Cargo: If you have a somewhat recent version of Rust and Cargo installed, you can run
cargo install genact genact
To see a list of all available options, you can run
cargo run -- -h
or (on Docker)
docker run -it --rm svenstaro/genact -h
genact 0.11.0 Sven-Hendrik Haase A nonsense activity generator
USAGE: genact [FLAGS] [OPTIONS]
FLAGS: -h, --help Prints help information -l, --list-modules List available modules -V, --version Prints version information
OPTIONS: --exit-after-modules Exit after running this many modules --exit-after-time Exit after running for this long (format example: 2h10min) -m, --modules ... Run only these modules [possible values: botnet, bootlog, kernel_compile, memdump, cargo, cc, composer, docker_build, cryptomining, download, mkinitcpio, weblog, docker_image_rm, simcity] -s, --speed-factor Global speed factor [default: 1]
In the web version, you can run specific modules by providing them as
?moduleparameters like this: https://svenstaro.github.io/genact?module=cc&module=memdump
You can also provide a
?speed-factorlike this: https://svenstaro.github.io/genact?speed-factor=5
You should have a recent version of rust and cargo installed.
Then, just clone it like usual and
cargo runto get output:
git clone https://github.com/svenstaro/genact.git cd genact cargo run --release
This is mostly a note for me on how to release this thing:
CHANGELOG.mdis up to date.
cargo release --dry-run