Hard Core Linux/Unix folks will get the joke...

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Hard Core Linux/Unix folks will get the joke...

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https://xkcd.com/1728/

If you don't get it right off hand, well, there's always the MAN pages...

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:o :shock: :?: :!: :roll:

Sure, that's an excellent idea. We really didn't need those gigabytes of disk space, or the CPU cycles to use the system. Weird, non-deterministic behavior, erasure of random files, the occasional explosion of a peripheral? Nothing to worry about.

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What I like about xkcd is that when I don't get the joke--I know that the joke isn't the problem. :mrgreen:

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Not up on Linux very much, but I do like the origin stories and abbreviations used as commands.

A fun one is BIFF - for Bark If Forward Found, regarding a mail notification causing an alert. Woof!

The commands are much easier to remember if you know the mnemonic behind them.
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WINE - Wine Is Not an Emulator

...and TWAIN - the scanner-control tool: Tool Without An Impressive Name
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For those less linux-literate:

What he's doing is telling the job-scheduling service "cron" (useful for running, e.g., automatic backups, integrity checks, and available-update checks) that if it, or any of the programs it runs, or certain other programs that run as or by services, want to send him a message, that message should replace certain configuration information for the job-scheduling service. Even though it may not make absolutely no sense to that service - and if it does make sense, it's anyone's guess what the result will be.

Does anybody think this sounds like a good idea?
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(TazManiac, rubbing his hands together and cackling ruefully... )
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TazManiac wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:10 pm (TazManiac, rubbing his hands together and cackling ruefully... )
Although I am not familiar enough to be sure, I'm thinking something of a recursive/endless loop kind of situation... I also noticed you posted the same post the following day, which may be a hint about what the result would be.

I'm guessing I'll see if I'm right, by whether you post the same post in a new thread tomorrow...
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lake_wrangler wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:22 pmI'm guessing I'll see if I'm right, by whether you post the same post in a new thread tomorrow...
Then again, seeing as you later posted in that second thread, saying:
TazManiac wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:12 pm I really don't know how I got two copies of my original post...
Maybe that second thread wasn't indicative of anything after all... Although it's not a double post, since there is a good 30-some hours between the two...

Then again, maybe you're trying to deflect, with that other post... That would be very devious of you... :twisted:
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