bash goes existential and violent

What Is Chainsaw, really?

What Is Chainsaw, really?

As I was verifying setuid and setgid bits on my executables this morning, I came across a program called chainsaw.  To find out what a program does on a Linux box, you type “whatis <command>.”  Example:

The Whatis entry for bash

The Whatis entry for bash

99% of the factory-installed commands are in the whatis database.  The funny part here is that I asked it what a chainsaw was and it said that chainsaws were nothing appropriate.  Which is good, as chainsaws really aren’t appropriate when dealing with Linux.

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  1. #1 by Joshua on February 15, 2010 - 9:11 AM

    I also found out that Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes the ddate command in its baselayout RPM. ddate converts Gregorian dates into Discordian. Fnord.

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