How To Add More Games To Rye Bash

Hey there! So, you want to add more games to your bash environment? I’ve got you covered! It’s actually a pretty fun and straightforward process that can really enhance your command line experience. Let’s dive in and walk through the steps together.

Getting Started

First things first, you’ll need to have the bash shell installed on your system. Most Linux distributions come with bash pre-installed, so you should be good to go. If not, you can easily install it using your package manager. Additionally, we’ll be using the git version control system, so make sure that’s installed as well.

Cloning the Repository

Once you have the necessary tools in place, it’s time to add some games! I recommend checking out the “bash-it” project on GitHub. This repository contains a collection of awesome themes, plugins, and extensions for your bash shell, including some fun games.

git clone

Head over to the repository and clone it to your local machine using the command above.

Installing the Games

After you’ve cloned the repository, navigate to the home/.bash_it/plugins/available directory within the project. Here, you’ll find a games.plugin.bash file that contains a selection of entertaining games ready to be added to your bash environment.

cd bash-it/plugins/available

Once you’re in the available directory, you can create a symbolic link to the games.plugin.bash file in the enabled directory, effectively enabling the games in your bash shell.

ln -s ../../enabled

Now, when you open a new terminal window or reload your bash environment, you’ll have access to the new games. Simply type the name of a game, like snake or tetris, and start playing right in your command line!

Personal Touches

I’ve gotta say, adding games to my bash environment has been a game-changer (pun intended). It’s such a cool way to inject some fun into an otherwise mundane task like working in the terminal. Having quick access to these games gives me a nice little break whenever I need it.

Exploring More Options

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even customize and create your own games to add to your bash shell. The possibilities are endless, and it’s a great opportunity to hone your scripting skills while having a blast.


Adding games to your bash shell is a fantastic way to personalize and liven up your command line experience. Whether you’re taking a quick break between tasks or just looking to have some fun, these games can bring a smile to your face. So, go ahead, give it a try, and level up your bash environment!