Create Matrix Effect Using Notepad [Friday Fun]
By on December 4th, 2009


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
   2:
   3: color 02
   4:
   5: :start
   6:
   7: echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%
   8:
   9: goto start

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

notepad_matrix_effect

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  • http://clif-notes.blogspot.com clif.notes

    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

    :start

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

    goto start

    Thanks for the cool tip.

    Clif

    • http://keithdsouza.com Keith Dsouza

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

  • zkutch

    hi

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

    sleep -m 100

    or another in miliseconds

 
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