Cool Matrix scrolling in linux terminal – CMatrix

CMatrix is a simple program that shows the cool matrix scrolling lines in the terminal like the popular Sci-fi movie “The Matrix”

Its available in ubuntu software centre or install it with command line

sudo apt-get install cmatrix

To start it type


To stop it press ‘q

Try options like Asynchronous scroll (like the original movie style)

cmatrix -a

Change the color (green, red, blue, white, yellow, cyan, magenta and black)

cmatrix -C blue

More options:

       -a     Asynchronous scroll

       -b     Bold characters on

       -B     All bold characters (overrides -b)

       -f     Force the linux $TERM type to be on

       -l     Linux mode (sets “matrix.fnt” font in console)

       -o     Use old-style scrolling

       -n     No bold characters (overrides -b and -B)

       -s     “Screensaver” mode, exits on first keystroke

       -x     X window mode, use if your xterm is using mtx.pcf

       -V     Print version information and exit

       -u delay     Screen update delay 0 – 9, default 4
       -C color     Use  this  color  for  matrix (default green).  Valid colors are
                         green, red, blue, white, yellow, cyan, magenta and black.

View full options and instructions with this command             

man cmatrix

Install it on other linux distros ~

One thought on “Cool Matrix scrolling in linux terminal – CMatrix

  1. cmatrix displays in green color , not green & white.(like Movie) using debian buster 10 (crostini), any help would be appreciated. installed via gnome software package

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