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Get an excuse in a single command...

form the BOFH...

echo `telnet bofh.jeffballard.us 666 2>/dev/null` |grep --color -o "Your excuse is:.*$"


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John
For anyone who wants a bit of context, this is from Simon Travaglia's Bastard Operator From Hell (BOFH).

While the command given works fine, I prefer using the three word lists from Simon's site http://bofh.ntk.net/ExcuseBoard.html with a command like

echo $(sort -R first | head -1) $(sort -R second | head -1) $(sort -R third | head -1)

Any problems are likely caused by Dual-Homed Transmission Desynchronisation.
Posted 2009-08-05 15:47:14

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