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Susanna Viljanen

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Command "kill -9 " sends in UNIX a process in the bit heaven for good. The song won't match the pace if you pronounce anything inside the square brackets.
In the time of logging in I was puzzled
UNIX is a mystery and I am dazzled
With the brain-dead Korn shell I am getting nowhere
Vi is the final straw, I've lost my hope
Kill the process, now how do I do it?
Escape-shift-zed-zed, hey, or was it colon-q-bang?
It seems not to work, I'm in trouble now
Gonna type now control-zed and hope best
Someone said me once it's ps to list my jobs
Now what the heck is going to happen me next?
Can't und'rstand anything that I see
I get an error message and I'm back to square one
Try save my work with some command I don't know
It did just get it all worse, I see, I'm in trouble now

Yo. Kill [-9] it.

This is inferno -
I'm a user, baby, so why don't you kill [-9] me?

Amok process now,
I'm a user, baby, so why don't you kill [-9] me?

Using the UNIX is a bozo nightmare
Seems all the commands I know get me to nowhere
now what is the process name and what is the number
If I am to be asked I need now slumber
Now dear admin please love kill my hung-up job
you can do it by a twist of a knob
It hung itself with an error flash
I'm hopeless now, it is stuck, it's no use the keyboard to bash
You can't work if machine is jammed
kill my zombies quick lest this damn computer gets slammed
And my time is a piece of work fallin' in grand nowhere
it is big /dev/null out there

This is catastrophe!
I'm a user, baby, so why don't you kill [-9] me?
(gone crazy with the UNIX !)
You're the admin, yo!
I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill [-9] me?
(seems it is SNAFU)
(please bring it now down)

(I'm a guru!, I'm an admin! Things are gonna change I can feel it)

Soy un usador
I'm a user baby, so why don't you kill [-9] me?
(Windows is for you)
This is FUBAR now
I'm a user baby, so why don't you kill [-9] me?
I'm stuck in limbo -
I'm a user baby, so why don't you kill [-9] me?
(would you like Linux, baby)
Please, now, let it go
I'm a user baby, so why don't you kill [-9] me?
(know what I'm sayin'?)

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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 5

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Red Ant - May 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Hard to take a pretty random song as this and do something with it ( good job on the "secondary " vocals too )..555

I don't know if you Finns use FUBAR the way I do, but that word alone was worth a 5 for funny. :)
Dominic L. - May 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Can't think of anything smart to say, so, I'll just tell you good job.
Susanna Viljanen - May 10, 2005 - Report this comment
For the non-geeks here: FUBAR = Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition. Something every novice manages to do when s/he logs in any UNIX system. Also written as "fubar" and "foobar".

In Finland we use term SNAFU more (used as a word, and written on lowercase, "snafu"; 'now we've really managed to get a snafu off these things'). It comes from "Situation Normal, All Fouled Up", which is the way how an admin sees a case which the user sees as a fubar.
Joel Martinez - December 18, 2005 - Report this comment
This was soooooooooooooooooo funny, more like 5 7 5, but I can't put such score

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