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Old 08-03-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
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LXer: Wtf is Linux?


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Well, I am here to tell you, but before we launch into an explanation of what Linux is, we need to cover a few basics. First, I want to tell you a little about computer hardware, and then a little about how an operating system is structured.

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Old 08-03-2009, 09:32 AM   #2
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does
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wtf
mean what I think it does?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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If you're thinking what I think you're thinking it means. Yes.
It's also a CLI app. (included with Slackware, don't know how many other distros).

Code:
brian@BrisSlack:~$ wtf ALSA
Gee...  I don't know what ALSA means...
brian@BrisSlack:~$ wtf GNU
GNU: GNU Parted []        (8)  - a partition manipulation program
brian@BrisSlack:~$ wtf Slackware
Gee...  I don't know what Slackware means...
brian@BrisSlack:~$

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Old 08-03-2009, 01:20 PM   #4
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what is Wtf?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:22 PM   #5
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You mean WTF is WTF?
Code:
brian@BrisSlack:~$ wtf WTF
WTF: {what,where,who,why} the fuck
brian@BrisSlack:~$
Apologies to anyone of sensitive disposition who might read this.

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Old 08-03-2009, 01:25 PM   #6
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LOL

why does Lxer post here anyway?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:39 PM   #7
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It's a bot for a magazine, runs around the internet looking for stuff (news, interesting articles, etc) to dump in this forum.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:50 PM   #8
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brian@BrisSlack:~$ wtf WTF
WTF is wtf?

Or, if you'd prefer:
Code:
brian@BrisSlack:~$ man wtf
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:58 PM   #9
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WTF is wtf?

Or, if you'd prefer:
Code:
brian@BrisSlack:~$ man wtf
Or even: "Hey, man, WTF!?!?"
 
Old 08-03-2009, 02:01 PM   #10
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Yeah, that's what I was going for. But seriously, what's that command you've got there?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 02:08 PM   #11
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It is wtf, honest. If it's not installed by default in Fedora, you might be able to get it.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 02:11 PM   #12
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Oh, I checked - no luck. I would have just gone after the source myself, but I figured Googling 'wtf Linux' was not likely to produce relevant results.

I take it it's in Slack's repos, then? Seen it anywhere else?
 
Old 08-03-2009, 02:12 PM   #13
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Here's the man page:
http://linux.die.net/man/6/wtf
 
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its in the rpmforge repo
 
Old 08-03-2009, 02:15 PM   #15
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It's included by default in Slackware.
 
  


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