Create Matrix Effect Using Notepad [Friday Fun]

Just found a interesting way to create a matrix effect using Notepad and command prompt. Hat tip goes to Jeff who commented on our earlier article about 10 Amazing things you can do with Notepad.

To create a matrix effect using notepad, open notepad and type in the following text (download plain text file):

   1: @echo off
   3: color 02
   5: :start
   7: echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%
   9: goto start

Save the file as matrix.bat and double click on it to see a Matrix like effect.


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  • That's a great little batch script. However, the text shown could be misleading. If it's copied and pasted into Notepad, you end up with the line numbers at the start of each command. That will FAIL.

    Here are the actual commands with the line numbers stripped out:

    @echo off

    color 02


    echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%

    goto start

    Thanks for the cool tip.


    • @Clif – Yea I know, which is why I included a link in the post to download the plain text file :-)

  • zkutch


    to control speed of falling: add after %random% -s line

    sleep -m 100

    or another in miliseconds