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Where's "sudo make me a sandwich"?Mar 24 2009

Command-Line-Fu is an archive of the "best UNIX commands on the Web". The "sort by votes" page is a trove of what the community there thinks are the best commands. (via paul)

1234567890 DayFeb 11 2009

This Friday, in addition to being Friday, is also 1234567890 Day. At 6:31 pm EST on that day, the Unix time will be 1234567890.

Unix time [is] defined as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds. It is widely used not only on Unix-like operating systems but also in many other computing systems.

(via scribbling)

25-year-old computer bug fixedMay 14 2008

A developer just fixed a bug in the BSD flavor of Unix that had gone undiscovered for 25 years. I guess it finally accrued enough eyeballs to make it shallow.

Ken Thompson built a backdoor into the "Apr 17 2007

Ken Thompson built a backdoor into the "login" Unix program by inserting commands into the C compiler that ensured that not only would the backdoor code be inserted into the login program, but also into the C compiler itself when compiled.

For a rainy day: learning the Unix shell.Feb 23 2007

For a rainy day: learning the Unix shell.

Nerd cartoon: "Sudo make me a sandwich."Sep 26 2006

Nerd cartoon: "Sudo make me a sandwich."

Overheard: woman issues "rm -r *" command over the phone.Jun 28 2006

Overheard: woman issues "rm -r *" command over the phone.

Hot topless girls spotted on the beachJun 15 2006

Hot topless girls spotted on the beach reading a UNIX book. NSFW.

Misleading article on how to look like a Unix guruJul 14 2005

Misleading article on how to look like a Unix guru. I thought this was going to contain advice on maintaining a long, gray beard and such.

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