Gates in the Terminal

iPenguin

Hey, Look!

In a recent screen-shot on resexcellence.com show an easter egg in the Terminal, and it rocks!

Simply type "Bill Gates" hit return and press "y" when the next line comes up. then some stuff I don't understand comes up... if anyone understands it can they please tell me!
 

scott

softer than ever!
If you type a command Unix doesn't know, it will give you a cloase match to see if that is what you want, i.e if I type "Bill" (which isn't a command) it thinks I maybe spelt it wrong and meant "kill", (which is a command).

So it's just a trick, not an easter egg.

You type "Bill Gates", Terminal can't find a BILL command, so it says ok kill gates? (commence laughing), you say yes, and you get a line saying too few arguments - 'cause the "kill" command required a Process ID or job to kill.
 

iPenguin

Hey, Look!
Cool. DARN I thought I had an easter egg...
It's still cool though!
 

Kartoffel

5038 Member
Try these in tcsh:<pre>

% \(-
(-: Command not found

% %blow
%blow: No such job.

% [got a light?
[got: No match.

% if I had a ( for every $ Congress spent, what would I have?
Too many ('s.

% How would you rate Finder's slowness?
Unmatched '.

% cd ~God
Unknown user: God.

% echo '[q]sa[ln0=aln256%Pln256/snlbx]sb3135071790101768542287578439snlbxq'|dc
</pre>

Have fun.


 

Jasoco

Video Gamer/Collector
Originally posted by Kartoffel
% [got a light?
[got: No match.

% if I had a ( for every $ Congress spent, what would I have?
Too many ('s.

% How would you rate Finder's slowness?
Unmatched '.

% echo '[q]sa[ln0=aln256%Pln256/snlbx]sb3135071790101768542287578439snlbxq'|dc
</pre>
I like these ones. Especially that last one. Is that coded in there?
 

Kartoffel

5038 Member
Originally posted by HyperLiteG4
naw that last one says something when you cut and paste it into the Terminal: "GET A LIFE!"
I didn't make it up. It's from one of those big "unix humor" lists floating around on the web.
 
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