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What word is associated with UNIX and has no vowels? I already guessed
"C" the programming language. That wasn't correct. Any other ideas?
TIA

   -Phil



 Mon, 15 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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"C" is not a word.  Let's start with (some unix programming to stay on
topic :-)) :

 ~$ (for p in $(echo $PATH | tr ':' ' '); do ls $p; done)| \
     grep -v "[aeiou]" | sort -u
[output elided]

Hmm, "crypt" and "sync" probably count as having vowels.  I suppose
that "sh" could be considered a word (as in: "be vewy qwiet, I'm
hunting wabbits"); try that.

Another possibility: 0xdeadbeef technically contains no vowels -- in
fact, it contains no ASCII characters at all.  But that's sort of
cheating, and anyway, I think it's more associated with the GNU
project.

A last (desperate) possibility:  "fsck" seems to be gaining popularity
as a swearword.  But that's pretty {*filter*}y obscure.
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 Mon, 15 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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I've been told that it's not a word, but why is it not a word? It's not an
acronym, it doesn't stand for anything other than it followed "B"
programming language.

Can't have a "Y" in it, and it has something to do with UNIX.

I'm almost afraid to ask but, could you define "fsck?"

   -Phil



 Mon, 15 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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Frankly, I believe that anything will do!

Any Unix programmer worthed a dime should be able to read any text piped
through  

sed 's/[aeiou]//g'

without any problem.

Marcelo



 Mon, 15 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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.......

I think it stands for File System ChecK.

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 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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how about "SYS V" (System V)
or        "BSD" ?

Frank.



 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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I was told that there is only one answer. The word cannot contain "y"
either. The answer may not necesarilly have anything to do with programming,
but it does have something to do with UNIX.

   -Phil



 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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The word cannot have any "y's" in it either. It cannot be a command that is
short for something else. There is only one answer.

   -Phil



 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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BSD?  It is an acronym, though :-)

Would UN*X do?

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 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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: > Phil Margolies <pm...@flash.net> writes:
: >
: > > What word is associated with UNIX and has no vowels? I already guessed
: > > "C" the programming language. That wasn't correct. Any other ideas?
: > > TIA
...
: > A last (desperate) possibility:  "fsck" seems to be gaining popularity
: > as a swearword.

: I'm almost afraid to ask but, could you define "fsck?"

File System ChecK
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 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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#!


 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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That's it! Thanks for your help...
Wait a minute. That doesn't have any letters at all.

   -Phil



 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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Phil-

    "Filesystem Check" - a utility for repairing broken filesystems.  Kinda
like MS Scandisk, but not.  Oh, and it's pretty much an acronym, and therefore
probably an invalid entry for your contest ;-)

                Eric Fried
                c...@openmic.com
.



 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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Because it doesn't appear in the dictionary?  It's a name, but that's
not the same as a word.  DynOhoTzee might be the name of something,
but it'll never be a word.  :-)

Yeah, I figured.

Which "sh" does.  It's the name of the standard shell, it *is* a word
(an exclamation), and it has no vowels (not even "y").

Followup to . . . oh, I don't know, how about comp.trivia :-)
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 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
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Yes. So far "sh" is the best answer. But it's not in the english
dictionary. "Shh" is in there, but not "sh."

   -Phil



 Tue, 16 Jan 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
 
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