Hoy me he acordado de unas páginas man (las de ayuda de Linux, RTFM!) con puro humor informático-linuxero que descubrí gracias a que mi amigo Luis me habló de ellas. Las páginas man de las que hablo son las funny manpages, que se instalan en Ubuntu o Debian haciendo:

sudo apt-get install funny-manpages



Son un recopilatorio de páginas man hechas que explican asuntos no relacionados con la informática y la shell de Linux. No hay que tomarselas muy en serio y espero que nadie se sienta ofendido, ya que son solo en clave de humor.
Entre ellas destacan:

man sex

sex allows the invoker to have sex with the user(s) specified in the command line. If no users are specified, they are taken from the LOVERS environment variable. Options to make things more interesting are as follows:

[…]^C (quit process) may leave the user very unsatisfied.

HISTORY
Oldest program ever.


man baby

BUGS

Despite its complexity, baby only knows one signal, SIGCHLD, (or SIGCLD in the System V implementation), which it uses to contact the parent processes. One or both parent processes must then inspect the baby process to determine the cause of the signal.

The sleep(1) command may not work as expected on either parent process for some time afterward, as each new instance of baby sends intermittent signals to the parent processes which must be handled by the parents immediately.

A baby process will frequently dump core, requiring either or both parent processes to clean up after it. Despite the reams of available documentation on invoking and maintaining baby, most parent processes are overwhelmed.

Y no podía faltar (No os perdáis las opciones de este último):

man rtfm

rtfm is a command for system administrators to use in dealing with new users.

La lista completa de manpages que se nos instalan son:

baby
celibacy
condom
date
echo
flame
flog
gong
grope, egrope,
fgrope
party
rescrog
rtfm
tm
uubp
woman (undocumented)
xkill
xlart
sex
strfry

Como no he visto en ningún blog de Linux nada sobre el tema, me ha parecido un artículo curioso y poco común. Hasta el próximo!

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