Linux Easter Egg - Curse Words in Linux Source

Get yourself to a console. Type in:

grep -R <curseword> /usr/src/linux/*

Replace <curseword> with your favourite curse word. Try it a couple times with different words. It would seem linux programmers have some issues to deal with...

A few personal favourites:

/usr/src/linux/net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_limit.c: * Alexey is a f***ing genius?

/usr/src/linux/fs/isofs/inode.c: * Some dipsh*t decided to store some other bit of information

/usr/src/linux/drivers/scsi/aha152x.c: * first "d*mn thing doesn't work" version

/usr/src/linux/lib/vsprintf.c: * Wirzenius wrote this portably, Torvalds f***ed it up :-)

/usr/src/linux/net/core/netfilter.c: /* James M doesn't say f*** enough. */

/usr/src/linux/drivers/net/sunhme.c:/* Only Sun can take such nice parts and f*** up the programming interface

/usr/src/linux/drivers/net/sunhme.c: /* This card is _f***ing_ hot... */

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Contributed By: Brandon S on 10-25-2002
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Any linux OS
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Lots of curse words there...
Lots of curse words there...

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Comments

clarjon1 writes:
You do realize that this isn't an easter egg. You're searching through code, for words the programmers used when they were frustrated while coding. you didn't add an undocumented command line, press an undocumented keycode, or do somthing special to come up with this. I'm afraid to say, this is not an egg.
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glasdave writes:
Yes the list is LARGE and varied......but cute.
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so? have you ever spent 20,30,40 or more coding straight only to find out that you just wasted tons of time due to someone elses screw-up? until you have dont even pretend to understand why these things are there.
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darkfox writes:
HA I tried it on SuSE 9.1 ( grep -R f*** /usr/) and it works, and it is a suprisingly long list too
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Tae writes:
How come swear words like damn, f*** or sh*t become censored? Ask someone to uncensor them!
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noside writes:
didn't work in fedora core 3, but this will work grep -R /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/build/include/linux/*
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"until you have dont even pretend to understand why these things are there."???? My my, aren't we all bitter & pissy, and woke up ont he wrong side of the bed!!! :):):) But seriously, it's things like other coder's messups is mainly why I'm more of a hardware man than a software developer :):).
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