Sure signs that you're a UNIX geek

  • When buying a pooter, you tell them they can keep their Micros~1 Winhoze
  • Mailing list management is easy:
    	echo "subscribe maillist" | mail majordomo@foo.com
    	echo "unsubscribe maillist" | mail majordomo@foo.com
  • You use the mail program for interactive mail
  • You use foo and bar every day
  • You read gcc(1) command lines out loud
  • You can pronounce the following:
    	gcc -O2 -DBROKEN_FGETS -DSYSV -DDAMN_OPENWIN -c -o fgets.o fgets.c
  • You wish there WERE a DAMN_OPENWIN #define
  • You force CAPS to be an additional CTRL in X
  • You've disabled CAPS permanently
  • ... by cutting the traces to the key
  • ... and gluing the switch down
  • ... even though you don't use X
  • ... because you don't use X
  • You use -DDIRENT_ILLEGAL_ACCESS regularly
  • ... on purpose
  • ... and know what it does
  • You have _Santa Claus is coming to town_ as UNIX commands posted in your cube
  • You dream in bash or use for i in $HOURS; do sleep 3600; done
  • You use vi
  • ... even though there're other, single-mode, editors available
  • ... and you think that EMACS stands for Eventually malloc()'s All Computer Storage
  • ... you use ex
  • ... ... ed
  • ... ... red
  • ... ... te
  • You never talk about a function without including the () (like dgets())
  • You underline text like _this_ instead of using underlining facilities
  • You have written a mailer in bash because they don't have elm or mutt
  • You use globbing, regexps or programming on a chat (like irc):
    	/me hugs {leia,tapey}
    	for i in *; do /me hugs $i; done
  • You utilize EMACS to its fullest potential by feeding lines of IRC to its M-x doctor mode
  • When you're bored, you cat random files to /dev/audio to see what they sound like
  • You're asked to find a pencil, and immediately think:
    	find / -name 'pencil' -print | less
  • Your mailer is elm
  • ... a shell script you wrote, because they don't have elm
  • ... cat $MAIL is your mail reader, and cat > is how you send mail
  • To send short notes, you use sendmail -bs
  • ... to hell with sendmail -bs, you use telnet target 25 and type the commands and headers in
  • Your idea of package management involves only cp and rm
  • You use m4 to write config files
  • ... term papers
  • ... email
  • ... ... and also gcc -E that
  • ... your resume
  • ... you find dnl somehow amusing
  • You know about sendmail.cf
  • ... and modify it
  • ... add your own rewrite rules
  • ... without using m4, but by hand
  • ... ... from memory
  • ... and greet folks with defocus
  • The following is either a .sig or header stuffing:

    X-Brain: "Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?"
    X-Pinky: "Um... I thinkso, Brain, but if it were Eight Megs And Constantly Swapping, wouldn't you want more RAM?

gcc -shared -o libspottie.so.4 -Wl,-soname,spottie spot.o harf.o naf.o \
spotspeak.o grape.o bmuh.o flipspot.o corn.o eureka.o damnsoup.o bitespot.o \
aie.o dtyallp.o qascork.o
ln -s libspottie.so libspottie.so.4
gcc -o spot stuff.o rl.o pleugh.o spot_main.o ducttape.o -L. -lspottie -lm -lz

Blue Rule

I got yer can This web page is so old it can vote... unless GOP has stripped it of that right...
also, this seems to be very ancient HTML. Maybe "laziness" is another sign you're a Unix geek...
$Date: 2021-03-27 04:38:57 $