Linux Jokes

More Computer Humor available here. Samples below:

Excerpt from “Fifty Ways to Leave your Editor:

Just press control-K, Ray,
Try double-Z, Fred,
You’re still in insert, Bert,
So hit control-C.
Press meta-x, Lex,
Then type, `exit-quit-leave’
Or else just suspend, friend,
and kill(1) it with glee.

Or, in case you are missing Winter, try this Xmas Carol:

better !pout !cry
better watchout
lpr why
santa claus town
cat /etc/passwd >list
ncheck list
ncheck list
cat list | grep naughty >nogiftlist
cat list | grep nice >giftlist
santa claus town

who | grep sleeping
who | grep awake
who | grep bad || good
for (goodness sake) {be good}

etc etc. Or, should I say “/etc”

The following are command line funnies. These do not work in bash or sh. Maybe those of you with bsd can give it a try:

1. % make love
Make: Don’t know how to make love. Stop.

2. % got a light?
No match.

3. % sleep with me
bad character

4. % man: Why did you get a divorce?
man:: Too many arguments.

5. % rm God
rm: God nonexistent


  1. #1 rbroberg
    July 19, 2008


  2. #2 Mister Almost
    July 23, 2008

    Every day, I put a new set of lyrics up on my whiteboard. Today is 50 Ways To Leave Your Editor, tomorrow is Addicted to vi.

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