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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:21 AM

 

hey linux users do this on your command line..

$ whatis God?

report back here. just curios what different distros say in response. mine says,

God? nothing appropriate.

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Reply hey linux users do this on your command line.. (Original post)
Phillip McCleod Feb 2013 OP
Festivito Feb 2013 #1
Phillip McCleod Feb 2013 #4
Festivito Feb 2013 #5
Recursion Feb 2013 #6
Festivito Feb 2013 #7
d_r Feb 2013 #2
Recursion Feb 2013 #3
w0nderer Feb 2013 #8
Phillip McCleod Feb 2013 #9
w0nderer Feb 2013 #10
madokie Feb 2013 #11
RaspberryJam Feb 2013 #12
Phillip McCleod Feb 2013 #15
hunter Feb 2013 #13
Phillip McCleod Feb 2013 #14
Recursion Feb 2013 #17
Recursion Feb 2013 #16
Phillip McCleod Feb 2013 #18
RKP5637 Mar 2013 #19
Phillip McCleod Mar 2013 #20
RKP5637 Mar 2013 #21
Phillip McCleod Mar 2013 #22
RKP5637 Mar 2013 #23

Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:09 AM

1. "Could not run the specified command."

My operating system must be lacking.

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Response to Festivito (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:03 AM

4. what's yer o.s.?

 

just curious

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:43 AM

5. An elderly version of Knoppix on a CD.

I just like the way it works.

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Response to Festivito (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:59 AM

6. That's odd. I think whatis is required for POSIX

Just seems strange they would leave out a tiny program like that.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:02 PM

7. God?: nothing appropriate.

Perhaps there's nothing appropriate about questioning God?

I had run it in immediate mode rather than console mode.

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:07 AM

2. God: nothing appropriate.

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:49 AM

3. whatis: no match.

Debian, using tcsh.

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:48 PM

8. LOL

try
whereis god
and
which god
as well then *G*

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Response to w0nderer (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:59 PM

9. no god on my $PATH..

 

$ which god
which: no god in (/home/notroot/.pyvenv/bin:/home/notroot/.pythonbrew/bin:/home/notroot/.pythonbrew/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/bin/vendor_perl:/usr/bin/core_perl:/opt/sage:/opt/sage)

god can't be found..

$ whereis god
god:

hmm..

$ $ find god
find: `god': No such file or directory

nope! no deus in this machina!

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:18 PM

10. oh noes it's an atheist system *g* n/t

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:36 AM

11. God: nothing appropriate.

Is what I get.
Ubuntu 12.04 with mate

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:10 AM

12. More fun

try this:
man whatis

and this too:
whoami | xargs whatis

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Response to RaspberryJam (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:27 PM

15. fun!

 

notroot: nothing appropriate

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:32 PM

13. Hate to be a spoilsport...

... but it's a bad idea to type in any command posted on the internet by a stranger if you don't know what it does.

These threads are fun, but proceed with caution.

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Response to hunter (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:23 PM

14. a valid point

 

everyone.. do use the 'man' (manual) command 1st to make sure you understand what the command is. that said, so far everything is harmless on any *nix.

p.s. i got the original idea from a 'linux command-line tips & tricks' page. nothing nefarious.

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Response to hunter (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:36 PM

17. If you're not sure whether "whatis" is safe, yes, you probably shouldn't do that

But you also probably shouldn't open a terminal in that case, either...

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:35 PM

16. Here's another one:

$ make love

make: *** No rule to make target `love'. Stop.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:29 AM

18. just do this first:

 

$ echo "love : you\n\nyou : touch me\n" > Makefile

of course then you have to..

..delete me:

$ rm me

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:39 PM

19. Hmmm ... I got back "Ubuntu!" n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 11:57 PM

20. weird! which version of ubuntu?

 

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:28 AM

21. Oh, I was just Joking. I got

God: nothing appropriate.

Mint 13

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:32 AM

22. i get it.. sorry a little slow on the uptake, there.

 

ubuntu == god. hur hur.

sorry i follow the arch way. i'll take pacman over aptitude any day.

oooohh.. this could get ugly. lol

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 09:12 AM

23. Hopefully no one will see Windoze! lol

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