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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*whistles innocently*

I just manually purge that file every few weeks. it's just not worth tracking everything down.
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lake_wrangler wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:22 pm
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...
I hadn't double posted on purpose, but I am tempted to repost a3rd time...
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TazManiac wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:01 pm I hadn't double posted on purpose, but I am tempted to repost a3rd time...
Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.
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By the way, on my system that folder exists but is empty.
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"... there is no four."
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