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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    I accidentally learnt two things today


    Meaning that I discovered them unintentionally. Both are probably common knowledge to every one else

    1. This probably explains why Gentoo Linux is called Gentoo.

    2. The following code works
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    mkdir dir1 dir2 dir3
    and will create those directories in your current location!
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    Clicking on your link, I learned that some people use Wikipedia. (I rarely do.)
    As for your mkdir discovery, that would be called having an epiphany. It is amazing how simple many things are after one figures them out. Isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randicus View Post
    t is amazing how simple many things are after one figures them out. Isn't it?
    Ain't that just the damn truth?
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    Hey you know what, better than figuring out how to crash your entire system with a single keystroke.

    Come to find out this keyboard I got like forever ago was hit with lightning along with the computer it was attached too. Well the internet key no longer functions. I'll leave it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dethklok02895 View Post
    Hey you know what, better than figuring out how to crash your entire system with a single keystroke.
    Sounds like the 9-Keystrokes Of Doom.
    And that makes for a bad day!
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    Makes me wonder if there is a GNU-Linux user out there somewhere who has not learned the hard way to not mess with things he or she does not yet know, because a single command can result in disaster. I am sure I am not the only one who has learned that lesson. I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randicus View Post
    Makes me wonder if there is a GNU-Linux user out there somewhere who has not learned the hard way to not mess with things he or she does not yet know...
    Nope... not me.
    Not never!

    Seriously though... That's how I started my learning. I tried to fix things, and ended up breaking them. Then I learned how to fix my own FUBAR.

    Good times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randicus View Post
    As for your mkdir discovery, that would be called having an epiphany. It is amazing how simple many things are after one figures them out. Isn't it?
    So true. And who'd a thunk that after all these years there are still hidden gems in mkdir?

    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Seriously though... That's how I started my learning. I tried to fix things, and ended up breaking them. Then I learned how to fix my own FUBAR.

    Good times!
    Isn't that how most people learn after all pretty much every engineer I know lives by the creed "If it ain't broke, hand me the screwdriver" although a large proportion of them don't know it
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