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# 1  
Old 04-06-2016
How to say goodbye to a fellow admin via Shell script.?

I have a good friend leaving my place of employment. He's an old greybeard. His first job was sorting punch cards. I'm serious.

I'm looking for suggestions on a short shell script to write in his card to say good bye.

Please be creative and obfusticating!

have fun with it.

Thanks!
# 2  
Old 04-06-2016
Not terribly obfuscated:

Code:
trap "echo goodbye;sleep 10" 0 1 3 15

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# 3  
Old 04-06-2016
He is world renowned for his terse emails:

My solution:

Greybeard,

WRT the old joke about replacing people with small shell scripts. I guess I'll have to implement this as a cron now:


"greybeard.sh" 8 lines, 505 characters
Code:
 
 #!/usr/bin/bash
 BE=`find_kernel_patchLVL2.sh|grep "active(yes"|awk -F- '{print $2}'|cut -c 1-2`
 ABE=`find_kernel_patchLVL2.sh|grep "active( no"|awk -F- '{print $2}'|cut -c 1-2`
 if [ "$ABE" -gt "$BE" ]
         then
         mailx -r greybeard@example.com -s "`hostname` is on the wrong boot environment" \
         unix@example.com<<<$'\n please reboot it to the correct BE, \ngratitude \
         \n\n None of us are as smart as all of us.\n Spam me, please\n'
 fi

# 4  
Old 04-07-2016
Hi.
Code:
echo " Greybeard logged off <this date>"

cheers, drl
# 5  
Old 04-11-2016
This is a Solaris forum - maybe you want to mention some old well-known SunOS terms
Code:
sunview || /usr/openwin/bin/openwin


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