[talk] Korn Shell Anecdote

Brian Reynolds nycbug-talk at reynolds.users.panix.com
Thu Feb 4 20:54:23 EST 2016

Last night's Shell Fu meeting was a lot of fun.

It wasn't until I was out of the bar that I remembered an amusing Korn
shell story from years ago.  It involves a Microsoft presenter running
into reality at a Usenix LISA NT conference in Seattle.  I originally
thought I saw it on rec.humor.funny, but it turns out that the best
version of it that I could find is in the freebsd-chat archives at:


Apparently this has been confirmed be people who were there, and a
much shortened version even appears in the David Korn page at
wikipedia.  So it must be true.

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