23 September 2005

Unix strikes again

Today at work someone wanted to add some third-party libraries to our version control system. So he typed p4 add vendorlibs/*.so*. Or so he thought.

The command spit out an incredible amount of garbage on his screen. Eventually we figured out he had actually typed pr add vendorlibs/*.so*. The only way this would be funnier is if pr were actually the print command. It's not, despite what the man page says. It's just a text formatting tool.

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