Funny Unix csh/sh commands

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Philipp Gühring

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    With csh:

    (~)> cat "food in cans"
    cat: can't open food in cans
    (~)> nice man woman
    No manual entry for woman.
    (~)> rm God
    rm: God nonexistent
    (~)> ar t God
    ar: God does not exist
    (~)> ar r God
    ar: creating God
    (~)> "How would you rate Quayle's incompetence?
    Unmatched ".
    (~)> [Where is Jimmy Hoffa?
    Missing ].
    (~)> ^How did the sex change operation go?
    ^ Modifier failed.
    (~)> If I had a ( for every $ the Congress spent, what would I have?
    Too many ('s.
    (~)> make love
    Make: Don't know how to make love. Stop.
    (~)> sleep with me
    bad character
    (~)> got a light?
    No match.
    (~)> man: why did you get a divorce?
    man:: Too many arguments.
    (~)> !:say, what is saccharine?
    Bad substitute.
    (~)> %blow
    (~)>blow: No such job.

    With sh:

    $ PATH=pretending!/usr/ucb/which sense
    no sense in pretending!
    $ drink bottle: cannot open
    opener: not