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Old 07-21-2003, 01:48 PM   #1
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How did it know?? (Warning: This post contains french language and is not suitable..)


vexer@TheKeep:~$ man -k tabarnac!
tabarnac!: nothing appropriate


That made me laugh.



-vexer
 
Old 07-21-2003, 01:54 PM   #2
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hahh i am by no means a french speaker but i know what that means and that is pretty funny that it does say that ;-)
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:04 PM   #3
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I'm bilingual and that's pretty funny

Goes right up there with that webpage I haven't been able to find again...silly Unix tricks or something
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:07 PM   #4
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Talking LOL

Now that's funny.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:21 PM   #5
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now that i think of it, i find that it is just as funny that you would type that in
 
Old 07-21-2003, 06:36 PM   #6
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I checked up what man -k was, you know, and turns out, in the man pages the -k switch is described by a french word.

vexer@TheKeep:~$ man man
[...]
-k Equivalent to apropos.
[...]
 
Old 07-21-2003, 06:37 PM   #7
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Well, it all started out with me being frustrated and learning of the help command, and when nothing good happened I just let out a string of swears after help and it told me to man -k tabarnac! and so I did.
 
  


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