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# 8  
Old 09-14-2009
Originally Posted by pludi
That's why I suggested it
lol, I should have figured out who you were, really!
Good job I'm not writing a detective story Smilie
# 9  
Old 09-14-2009
How could I forget: Apache TomCat!
# 10  
Old 09-14-2009
Originally Posted by figaro
How could I forget: Apache TomCat!
It would have to be a male cat then!
# 11  
Old 09-15-2009
I'd have gone for plain simple 'cat' (as in the Unix/Linux command), but that would demand that the hacker has a certain sense of humour. Not just a sense of humour, but a fairly dry, ironic, sense of humour and maybe a stripped down lifestyle.

'Cat5' is good for someone who might have had a history of cats, too...Smilie

'null' is a possibility, but somehow less funny and '/dev/null' is not what most real people would use.
# 12  
Old 09-17-2009
The command "ypcat" (print the Network Information Services map) could be contracted down to "yp" which would sound great shouted out late at night - depending on how you pronounce "yp".
Trivia: In the unix world you are not allowed to expand yp to Yellow Pages any more following some ancient copyright case.


"tac" - command to read a file backwards.
"woem" and "rrup" - the sound made by a tac.
# 13  
Old 09-17-2009
the 'cat' command was sometimes used to display short files, but 'less' and 'more' are better for this.

You could also try working the Useless Use of Cat Award into this somehow. 'useless' isn't a bad name for a cat, really. Smilie
# 14  
Old 09-17-2009
Following the Blue Peter scandal when they named their cat "Socks" after a TCP/IP proxy protocol and ignored the phone votes from the viewers, the name which actually had the most votes was "Cookie"! This proves that the vote was compromised by hackers.

Not many people on this site seem to have read the unix Useful Uses of Cat collection:

Last edited by methyl; 09-17-2009 at 03:58 PM.. Reason: uuoc & wiki
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