display | more...
A while back, I found a web page written by a grad student where he lists some UNIX shell commands that produce some interesting results. I decided to try some of these out, and see for myself if these commands were for real. These commands were tested on a HP-UX 11 system with the tcsh UNIX shell.

aegis{1}-> %blow
%blow: No such job.
aegis{2}-> make love
Make: Don't know how to make love.  Stop.
aegis{3}-> cat "food in cans"
cat: Cannot open food in cans: No such file or directory
aegis{4}-> nice man woman
No manual entry for woman.
aegis{5}-> ^How did the sex change operation go?^
Bad substitute.
This one was supposed to be "modifier failed.", but this output was just as funny.
aegis{7}-> If I had a ( for every $ Congress spent, what would I have?
Too many ('s.
aegis{8}-> man: why did you get a divorce?
man:: Too many arguments.
This one is courtesy of Maayan
aegis{1}->got a light?
got: No match.
This one came as a result of further research on an almost identical node. My shell act surprised on this one.
aegis{4}-> wall "anything. Walls don't have eyes."
anything. Walls don't have eyes.??

Courtesy of mr100percent

well in Mac OS X's terminal.app (or a plain tcsh shell) if you type in
Bill Gates

OK? kill Gates?
If you have any other funny UNIX shell commands, /msg me with the commands, and I will add them to this writeup.
$  echo MC Hammer > this
$  chown mchammer this
$  touch this
Can't touch this:  permission denied.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.