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WTF?
by sorpigal on Thu 18th Nov 2010 12:23 UTC
sorpigal
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2005-11-02

Question 14: To restart the printer daemon for a Linux printer, you’ll use the command:
Correct Answer: Restart [printer name]


On what system is there a command called 'Restart' which is used to restart a daemon? Some other commenter mentions a redhat-specific 'restart' wrapper, so I suppose that's what this was referring to, but to capitalize the R indicates (1) that the authors are unix neophytes at best and (2) that no one who doesn't use this command regularly will choose this option. I went with chanting on this one since all options were obviously incorrect.

I can understand including a little Windows trivia, like the aero acronym thing, but there was far, far too much. Makes me pine for the days of the ludicrous speed nerd test!

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RE: WTF?
by Delgarde on Thu 18th Nov 2010 19:53 in reply to "WTF?"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Some other commenter mentions a redhat-specific 'restart' wrapper, so I suppose that's what this was referring to, but to capitalize the R indicates (1) that the authors are unix neophytes at best


Or that they're using one of those annoying editors that helpfully capitalizes the first letter of what it thinks is a sentence.

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RE[2]: WTF?
by sorpigal on Fri 19th Nov 2010 11:15 in reply to "RE: WTF?"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

I use editors like that all the time and I put myself through the pain of going back every time it 'corrects' a word that should start with a lower case letter and uncorrecting it. I am not sympathetic for people who are so unobservant or lazy that they don't notice or don't bother to do the same.

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