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Old 10-05-2015, 11:06 PM   #1
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foo and faa keywords.


Hi All,

I have seen 'foo' and 'faa' keywords many times while watching Linux and database tutorials. Do they have any meaning?

Thanks in Advance,
Yogesh
 
Old 10-05-2015, 11:14 PM   #2
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They are simply, for lack of a better word, placeholders. There is no "foo" or "faa."

For example, if you read a tutorial that says

Code:
tar -xvf foo.tar.gz
"foo" is shorthand for "insert file name here."

Afterthought:

That was a really good question. I fully understand asking it.

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Old 10-06-2015, 12:01 AM   #3
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That was a really good question. I fully understand asking it.
Thanks frankbell
 
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You are most welcome.
 
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The RFC of foo: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3092

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foobar

That ones quite nice: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4...of-foo-and-bar
 
Old 10-06-2015, 06:31 PM   #6
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zhjim, a most interesting link.
 
Old 10-06-2015, 10:07 PM   #7
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