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Ok, I'm pretty sure someone's going to laugh at me for this one, but what is the answer to the Arch Linux forum registration question? What is the output of ...
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    Answer to Arch forum registration question...


    Ok, I'm pretty sure someone's going to laugh at me for this one, but what is the answer to the Arch Linux forum registration question?

    What is the output of "date -u +%j$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'"?
    Apparently it's easy...
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    Run that command in your terminal window and find out, they want to make sure you are using Linux.
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    Well I feel dumb. This is what happens when I try to do anything too early on a Saturday morning...

    Thanks

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    Arch Linux Forum Registration - Hail_santa's Qn repeated

    I have the same question as Hail_santa which is "what is the answer to the Secret Qn - "What is the output of date -u+%j$(uname)|sha256sum|sed's/\W//g"

    If I copy , paste the above as root

    I am dropped to

    >

    In the above, i am not able to enter any command...

    Pl appologize for my ignorance...

    Kindly advise..

    I thought the Qn would be dynamic but everytime it is the same

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    vikrang:

    Change the command from your post by removing the double quotes at the end (")
    and replacing it with a single quote:

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

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    no errors allowed in command

    The new line of questioning for registration at the Arch forums have definitely thrown a number of users for a loop, but they are having a tough time with bots/spammers joining the forums, hence the harder questions.

    If any errors at all are in the command that is entered on the command line, you will not be given the correct output to complete the registration process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikrang View Post
    I thought the Qn would be dynamic but everytime it is the same

    That kind of defeats the purpose doesn't it? Once a spammer gets that code, he'll tear that place apart with spam.
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    Thanks Yancek...I copypasted the command from our post and I got a couple of numbers and alphabets...I think there were some spacing issues ....

    Thanks a ton....For the benefit of newbies like me,...pl copy paste yancek's command in your terminal line...

    This looks like some sort of an entrance exam !!

    They cud use some easier ways like the numbers appearing in a jumbled background...But anyway I guess these are measures to address security concerns

    Thanks once again Yancek and Ozar !!

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    Well Arch is known for utilizing it's own resources and basically "using only what you need". So the registration question kinda fits in nicely with its philosophy and keeps the Arch spirit by having the user provide the output of some shell commands. At least that's the way in which it comes off to me

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    You think that's bad. I'm trying to register on the ArchBang forums and it's asking me for the registration code from the forums. I have no foggy clue as to where to find it. Why in God's Name would then make it so dang hard to register for a stupid forum????
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