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send Everyone on your machine some love

Terminal - send Everyone on your machine some love
w | egrep -v '(load|FROM)' | awk '{print $2}' | sed 's/^/tty/' | awk '{print "echo \"The Matrix has you...\" >> /dev/" $1}' | bash
2009-04-29 22:04:56
User: copremesis
Functions: awk egrep sed
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send Everyone on your machine some love

This works just like write or wall ... cept one thing the sender is anonymous ... if you really want to drive everyone insane replace echo \"The Matrix has you...\" with cat /dev/urandom

nice one to do on April fool's day

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Comment by point_to_null 397 weeks and 1 day ago

WTF?

Comment by AmirWatad 397 weeks and 1 day ago

WTF and

BTW, using 'w -h' (no headers) you can avoid the egrep. And you don't need to use 'sed' to add "tty".

This one has the same (stupid) result as yours but slightly shorter:

w -h | awk '{print "echo \"The Matrix has you...\" >> /dev/tty" $2}' | bash
Comment by roebek 397 weeks ago

nice optimization ...

Comment by copremesis 397 weeks ago

I guess you've never heard of "wall" ("write all"). Does same thing.

Package "bsdutils" on Ubuntu.

Comment by amosshapira 396 weeks and 6 days ago

amosshapira .... read the description. The point is to be anonymous.

Comment by copremesis 396 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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