Funny UNIX Csh/sh Commands:

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% cat "food in cans"
cat: can't open food in cans

% nice man woman
No manual entry for woman.

% rm God
rm: God nonexistent

% ar t God
ar: God does not exist]

% ar r God
ar: creating God

% "How would you rate Quayle's incompetence?
Unmatched ".

% [Where is Jimmy Hoffa?
Missing ].

% ^How did the sex change operation go? ^
Modifier failed.

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

% make love
Make: Don't know how to make love. Stop. >

% sleep with me
bad character

% got a light?
No match.

% man: why did you get a divorce? man::
Too many arguments.

% !:say, what is saccharine?
Bad substitute.

% %blow
%blow: No such job.

The following are not csh but sh :

$ PATH=pretending!/usr/ucb/which sense
no sense in pretending!

$ drink <bottle; opener
bottle: cannot open
opener: not found

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Posted by cartwheelmac Jan 07, 2006

I don't get it.

Comment score: 4  

Posted by zemoxian Jan 09, 2006

These are UNIX commands and the computer's responses to them. It's just funny how it responds with these error messages. Although, it does depend on which brand of UNIX. I've tried a few and the messages are way off if you are using Linux. They are closer on Solaris. I'm not sure when this was originally written, so Unix could ave changed a bit since then too.

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Posted by zemoxian Jan 09, 2006

Perhaps it's a bit too computer geeky for this site?

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