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Any of the more observant of you will have noticed that aptitude(8) contains the game Minesweeper, accessable from the Actions menu.

Is there a particular reason or some history as to why this was introduced? Perhaps to keep sysadmins entertained whilst they waited for packages to install?!

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Can't tell you why, but it seems like the feature was merged into aptitude at 2001-05-14 according to the ChangeLog.SVN in the repository. Maybe send a mail to Daniel Burrows? –  Oliver Salzburg Apr 22 '13 at 16:31
    
does the option actually play minesweeper? It does appear that its open source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minesweeper_%28video_game%29 I'm sure the answer is an enlightening as the reason someone wrote cowsay. –  Frank Thomas Apr 22 '13 at 16:41
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