get bofh excuse from a trusted source :-)

telnet 666

By: bubo
2010-01-08 18:08:39

What Others Think

netcat also works
sud0er · 615 weeks and 1 day ago
That's geat! You can also use curl: curl telnet://
putnamhill · 615 weeks and 1 day ago
Pretty thing with a curly hair :>
thebodzio · 614 weeks and 6 days ago
yeah, my vote for you! There's a mirror here: telnet 666
vlan7 · 612 weeks and 1 day ago
curl -s | shuf -n 1
rthemocap · 600 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

You must be signed in to comment.

What's this? is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.

Share Your Commands

Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.


Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for: