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
genact and watch the show.
genact has 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-linux from the releases page and run
chmod +x genact-linux ./genact-linux
On macOS: Download
genact-osx from 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.exe from the releases page and double click it.
It is also available on Scoop:
scoop install genact
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
A nonsense activity generator Usage: genact [OPTIONS] Options: -l, --list-modules List available modules -m, --modules <MODULES> Run only these modules [possible values: download, simcity, ansible, bruteforce, botnet, mkinitcpio, weblog, rkhunter, memdump, bootlog, cc, cryptomining, docker_build, docker_image_rm, cargo, julia, kernel_compile, composer] -s, --speed-factor <SPEED_FACTOR> Global speed factor [default: 1] --exit-after-time <EXIT_AFTER_TIME> Exit after running for this long (format example: 2h10min) --exit-after-modules <EXIT_AFTER_MODULES> Exit after running this many modules -h, --help Print help information -V, --version Print version information
In the web version, you can run specific modules by providing them as
parameters like this: https://svenstaro.github.io/genact?module=cc&module=memdump
You can also provide a
?speed-factor like this:
You should have a recent version of rust and cargo installed.
Then, just clone it like usual and
cargo run to 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 <version>
cargo release --execute <version>