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Old 08-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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What is this weird question?


"date -u +%W$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'"?

I am facing problem regarding shared dir on guest Arch. So, i tried to register on arch fora. But, it keeps saying wrong answer for this weird question.

How can it be wrong if i am copy-pasting the output from terminal?
 
Old 08-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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date -u +%W$(uname) should return the week number followed by the output of uname. On a Linux system, that should be "34Linux" this week.

If your system returns someting else, the sha256sum will obviously be incorrect.
 
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See here for the explanation:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ms-4175418136/
 
Old 08-25-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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the first part gives me the same result, 34Linux. And i havent missing any single qoutes.
Code:
$ date -u +%W$(uname)
34Linux
It just keeps saying,

Quote:
The following errors need to be corrected before you can register:

Sorry, your answer was wrong. Try again!
 
Old 08-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #5
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You need to enter the result of the whole line:
Code:
date -u +%W$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'
This is a test to check that you are using Linux and that you have taken the time to run the command on a Linux machine. If you read the links on the thread I linked to you will see why they do this.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #6
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it is clear to me that result of whole line is to be entered; and i have been doing the same for the last 26 tries.
I even stored 34Linux in a file & piped it to sha & sed but same output and same 'wrong answer' mesg.
I even tried 33Linux and 35Linux.

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Old 08-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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Now i even tried in Arch linux itself & Ubuntu before.
Same output
Code:
0f0c825decc188c8e3a719a11e2d281bc343613275e83d4ed3b923c6536dbf37
Are you guys getting something different?
 
Old 08-25-2012, 03:39 PM   #8
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That's what I get also. Suggesting it's possibly your cookie settings or similar rather than the answer.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 03:42 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by ticiothe View Post
Now i even tried in Arch linux itself & Ubuntu before.
Same output
Code:
0f0c825decc188c8e3a719a11e2d281bc343613275e83d4ed3b923c6536dbf37
Are you guys getting something different?
I'm getting the same hash here.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #10
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Thank-you for confirming.
Seems Linuxquestions.org is more newbie friendly with strong support, than Arch fora.

Please, Check this out, if you can help.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...le-4175423982/

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