Very funny application error messages are HERE at the Linux Menagerie.

My favorite is this one from Windows:

Q276304 – Error Message: Your Password Must Be at Least 18770 Characters and Cannot Repeat Any of Your Previous 30689 Passwords

But this is a close runner-up:

You don’t exist. Go away.


  1. #1 SteveC
    April 27, 2009

    Try this at a bash shell prompt:

    [you@yourhost ~]$ prove god

    I’ll let you discover for yourself what that produces.

  2. #2 Jason Thibeault
    April 28, 2009

    Using the freshly released Ubuntu 9.04:

    jthibeault@host:~$ prove god
    god…god does not exist
    FAILED–1 test script could be run, alas–no output ever seen

    Different, generic (try prove anything), but also funny.

    I had no idea sudo could insult people! I’m turning that on on all my production servers post-haste!