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Re: Re: The best part of waking up?

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Dec 17, 2003 at 14:36 UTC ( #315275=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The best part of waking up?
in thread The best part of waking up?

/me hopes nobody notices (or runs) the shell script in his sig.

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I wanted to explore how Perl's closures can be manipulated, and ended up creating an object system by accident.
-- Schemer

: () { :|:& };:

Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated


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Re^3: The best part of waking up?
by superfrink (Curate) on Dec 14, 2004 at 07:31 UTC
    Sure my reply is about a year late but I'm amazed that no one posted a comment about : () { :|:& };: because it's a fork bomb in one line of bash. (The colon is a valid function name.)

    Since this thread was just linked to by Funniest Nodes of 2004 I'm going to reply with this warning. Otherwise I would be tempted to hope as few people saw the command as possible.

    I mean I catch the irony in your post saying you hope people don't run a dangerous command and then including such a command yourself. I find that funny but I'd rather not have people run it on machines they shouldn't by accident.

    I did run a fork bomb I wrote in C on my 486 before I formated the drive a while ago. It was running Slackware 4.0 and even the caps-lock lights and control-alt-delete stopped responding.

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