April 20th, 2010

Wig Sleepy John

A perfect intersection of geekdom

I saw this on a T-shirt over the weekend:

chown -R us ~your/Base


For the non-Unix-savvy, let me break that down:

chown: change ownership of a file
-R: change ownership recursively, go down the directory tree and change all files
us: the user ID which will become owner of the files
~: home directory of a user
your: a user ID; ~your is the home directory of the user "your"
/Base: the directory named Base, containing files the user associates with Bases

Therefore

chown -R us ~your/Base

means

All your Base are belong to us.
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