Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Do nothing, unsuccessfully

This is unashamedly a filler post - one I've had here in the drafts for about two years to fill in a dry patch.

UNIX is an arcane and unusual tool. Unix exponents cast spells with magic words such as: PERL, pipes, vi, man, korn, bourne, bin, bash, sed, awk, and grep

But my fav command is

/bin/false

Which by definition does nothing.....
unsuccessfully

13 comments:

xl said...

/dev/null and fsck


PS: Did you see the UFO?

emma said...

my favourite command is 'assume the position'.

ksm said...

Very useful to put /bin/false as the default shell for accounts that can login, but never ever have shell access.

Jen said...

I like it more when you talk about rude things.
And I apologise if this is some sort of code rude thing that I don't understand.

unique_stephen said...

XL > fsck... ay, 'at ones grand too -- especially in preening mode. But um, no, did not see the UFO.

Emma > Whats your version of the position?
- Submissively kneeling and available to be fondled?
- The candle stick holder?
- my fav: Arse up and head down

or

- more of a grabbing the ankles kind of position?

KSM > I knew that.. really I did.

Jen > My mum still read this - I can't be rude all the time.

Fusion said...

UFO? What UFO? Down under? I'd love to see one someday...

xl said...

@ Fuse: http://www.news.com.au/national/ufo-buzzes-sydney-and-heres-the-proof/story-e6frfkvr-1225844515877

Memphis Steve said...

I was a Unix guru forever until I noticed fewer and fewer jobs for us guru types. Eventually I sold my soul and joined the Microsoft minions. I'm so ashamed.

fingers said...

My favourite word is floccinaucinihilipilification which is the act of describing something as useless...

emma said...

oo ello. how hot. well all of the above but also:


- this


- this

but now that i know your mum reads this blog, mostly:

- this

emma said...

also, you might be interested in this doco - on sbs tonight at 10 - 'American Swing' - all about trumpets. not really. but enjoy.

American Swing - Chronicles the history of the most prominent hetero swingers club in New York during the 1970s - Plato's Retreat - and its loudmouth self-promoting owner, Larry Levenson. Participants speak fondly of their memories and the anachronisms of the place.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

hi honey...woof woff...ass up head down...works for me.

I use power words...and numbers. Like who could resista a 69 or say no...2 fuck?

does this work for you sweetie?

ciao honey xxx

Memphis Steve said...

These have been some of the most entertaining hyperlinks of all time.