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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

Journal of Ovid (2709)

Monday July 19, 2004
05:48 PM

Provocative Tag Lines

[ #19939 ]

Portland Perl Mongers was discussing what sort of tag line to put on our t-shirts (such as "I'd rather be hacking"). Since one of the tag lines was rather inflammatory (s/perl/vb/g), I suggested that we go all out and use a tiny shell script instead.

alias emacs=vim
alias mysql=postgres
alias python="init 0;"
rm -fr /usr/bin/ruby
perl -MCPAN -e install Acme::Code::Police

One of those is guaranteed to be someone's hot button.

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  • > One of those is guaranteed to be someone's hot button.

    Whoever is spelling it "rm -*f* *r*"?
    • I do, a lot of the time. I avoid using the force switch habitually on the first go, so I start out with a plain rm -r and "upgrade" if there are write-protected files. The quickest way to do that is [Up] [Ctrl][a] [Alt][f] [Alt][f] which lands me past the dash, and hitting [f] at that point gets me rm -fr.
    • Oh, I first though the provocative part was in wanting to remove the French...

  • The only way that I think I could make it more provocative is to change the shebang line to #!C:\Cygwin\bin\bash.exe (or whatever the equivalent is for Windows systems using the Cygnus toolset)