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Re: Useless/Interesting Error Messages

by thor (Priest)
on Mar 04, 2005 at 12:34 UTC ( #436552=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Useless/Interesting Error Messages

The screen program has some interesting ones. I have no idea how they manifest, but here we go:
You choke on your food: %d bytes from %s
Welcome to hacker's treasure zoo - Column %d Line %d(+%d) (%d,%d)
You drop a magic marker - Column %d Line %d
You have a sad feeling for a moment...
You destroy poor window %d (%s).
You feel like someone is watching you...
You no longer sense the watcher's presence.
Suddenly you can't see your bell!
Your bell is no longer invisible.
You feel like someone is waiting for %d sec. silence...
You no longer sense the watcher's silence.
You cannot escape from window %d!
You put away your scroll of logging named "%s".
You don't seem to have a scroll of logging named "%s".
You start writing on your scroll of logging named "%s".
You add to your scroll of logging named "%s".
The blast of disintegration whizzes by you!
[ Passwords don't match - your armor crumbles away ]
KAABLAMM!!!  You triggered a land mine!
Who was that Maude person anyway?
An alarm sounds through the dungeon...
The Keystone Kops are after you!
You must play from a terminal.
Be careful!  New screen tonight.
Prove thyself worthy or perish:
You see here a good looking screen:
You may wish for a screen, what do you want?
You hear %d distant explosion%s.
The dead screen%s touch%s you. Try 'screen -wipe'.
'%s' tries to touch your session, but fails.
You escaped the dungeon.
Nothing happens.
Out of memory.
This room is empty (%s).
You regain consciousness.
Your inventory:
%s is too hard to dig in


Feel the white light, the light within
Be your own disciple, fan the sparks of will
For all of us waiting, your kingdom will come

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Re^2: Useless/Interesting Error Messages
by DentArthurDent (Monk) on Mar 04, 2005 at 14:48 UTC
    YKYBPTMNHW your error messages are all related to NetHack, even though your program has nothing to do with it.

    Explanation #1: You Know You've Been Playing Too Much NetHack When
    Explanation #2: Nethack is a text-based role playing game.
    My mission: To boldy split infinitives that have never been split before!
      I know it looks like nethack, but I assure you, I got all of that from "strings `which screen`". Kinda makes you wonder, eh?


      Feel the white light, the light within
      Be your own disciple, fan the sparks of will
      For all of us waiting, your kingdom will come

        From screen's man page:
        nethack on|off

        Changes the kind of error messages used by screen. When you are familiar with the game "nethack", you may enjoy the nethack‐style messages which will often blur the facts a little, but are much funnier to read. Anyway, standard messages often tend to be unclear as well. This option is only available if screen was compiled with the NETHACK flag defined. The default setting is then determined by the presence of the environment variable $NETHACKOPTIONS.

        These error messages are intentionally silly and not given unless you ask for them.

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