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Re: Funny Messages in OSS

by MrNobo1024 (Hermit)
on Aug 02, 2003 at 22:26 UTC ( #280351=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Funny Messages in OSS

In Unix edition 5 or 6 when you tried to use "mv" on a directory ending with a dot it would print out the message

values of β will give rise to dom!
Dennis Ritchie has an explanation at http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/odd.html. Unfortunately it was removed in version 7 and dosen't seem to be in any modern unixes.


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