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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I tried this on my neighbors computer - you're right! Holy crap!

    I couldn't seem to background his startx though - I mean I could see the terminal but it didn't seem to accept any signals (Ctrl-Z, etc).

    Still, something worth knowing. :)

    • Another fun thing for Mac users. When I got my new iBook and put Debian on it, I tested and thought it was immune to this. Then I discovered that in console mode, open-apple is the alt key, while in X mode, option (which has "alt" as an alternate label) is the alt key.

      Yeah, this startx thing is quite a security hole, isn't it? Except, truly, it's more of a feature than a bug. (I find it useful on the laptop.)

      I never would've found it if I hadn't been poring through X documentation. (I compiled my o

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