Some Super Trouper hid an Abba joke in the UNIX man tool

It’s probably one of the weirder Stack Exchange posts I’ve ever come across. Yesterday, Unix administrator Jeff Schaller asked why his automatic tests were failing at one specific time — 00:30 — with a cryptic error message: “gimmie gimmie gimmie.” “Er, that was my fault, I suggested it. Sorry,” said fellow Stack Overflow user Marnanel Thurman. In 2011, he suggested to the maintainer of the popular “man” tool (which lets people bring up documentation surrounding UNIX programs) that it be changed to print the aforementioned string of words after midnight, as an homage to Swedish disco group Abba. Dear @colmmacuait,… This story continues at The Next Web

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By | 2017-11-22T15:53:40+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Eli Logan Longview|Comments Off on Some Super Trouper hid an Abba joke in the UNIX man tool

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