[TUHS] A man easter-egg (gimme gimme gimme)

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Thu Nov 23 22:09:37 AEST 2017


Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:11 AM, <arnold at skeeve.com> wrote:
>
> > Ian Zimmerman <itz at very.loosely.org> wrote:
> >
> > > On 2017-11-22 01:48, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> > >
> > > > Try:
> > > >
> > > >     gawk --nostalgia
> > >
> > > ~$ gawk --nostalgia
> > > awk: bailing out near line 1
> > > Aborted
> > >
> > > Maybe it still needs a program?
> >
> > No, that was the joke. Early Unix awk used to say exactly that
> > message, on almost any problem, often followed by a core dump.
> >
> > (I never claimed the easter egg was non-lame.)
> >
>
> There were T-Shirts of this at early conferences as well. Showed a picture
> of a vaguely puffin-like bird baling  of an airplane made up of what looked
> like ascii characters {}()|/... Google is unable find one though, so my
> memory may be rusty here...
>
> Warner

I have such a shirt. Maybe I can scan it. :-)

Arnold


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