Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Funny Unix Shell Commands...

Funny Unix Shell Commands.

$ got a light?
No match

Indeed… Not all of them work on all Unix/Linux variants, but still amusing.


Blogger Noons said....

wanna know if a nix system is derived from BSD Unix?
Type "mt (whatever)".
You get back
"don't grok (whatever)"
in BSD-based systems.
This was true until a few years ago when I last worked with one of those.

Wed Jun 28, 10:36:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Laurent Schneider said....

a quiz of mines :-)

- how do you read or send mail in unix?
- mail
- how do you display the hostname in unix?
- hostname
- how do you see who is logged on in unix?
- who
- how do you get the date in unix?
- date
- how do you get the time in unix?
- time
- No! date!

Wed Jun 28, 10:54:00 AM EDT  

Blogger shrek said....

in some versious it used to be if you:

make love

you got back:

not war

Wed Jun 28, 11:05:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Dougie McGibbon said....

On an old data General system I used to run many years ago, you could type-
XXXYYZZ and get back "Still nothing happens" - apparently a Zorkism!

Wed Jun 28, 03:20:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Noons said....

Oh man! ZORK! That brings back so many memories of wasted nights waiting for stuff to finish... :-)

Wed Jun 28, 10:12:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous SwitchBL8 said....

#make babies
Don't know how to make babies

You gotta love unix ;-)

Thu Jun 29, 04:04:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous ptg said....

My favourite oracle wisdom :)

SQL> alter package god compile;
ORA-04043: object GOD does not exist

Thu Jun 29, 06:15:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Simon B said....

Depending the implementation does
The following not occur

>make sense
can't make sense

Thu Jun 29, 06:29:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

If there is a virus on your system

virus: not found.

Thu Jun 29, 08:41:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Dave said....

Have you ever thought Unix/Linux can be naughty too?

$ man woman
No manual entry for woman

Thu Jun 29, 08:59:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Giacomo said....

Unix Geeks Represent on Stanford Campus in "nerdcore 4 life" .

Fri Mar 09, 01:12:00 PM EST  


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