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Re: Backwards Message Hack

Article: 7375 of alt.hackers
From: (John William Chambless)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: Backwards Message Hack
Date: 13 Feb 1995 19:29:09 -0600
Organization: The Grays
Lines: 29
Message-ID: 3hp115$
Keywords: slimy lawyers....
Status: RO

In article <3hlce4$>,
Michael John Haisma <> wrote:

>Unix Question: Yet again I prove my incompetence with the Unix environment.
>can't figure out why the command(s)

>ps -aux|grep <process name>|grep -v grep|cut -f2 -d" "|kill

>Won't kill the process(es) with that name.  If I leave off the kill, the

Try this:

kill `ps -aux|grep <process name>|grep -v grep|awk '{print $2}'`

obPatheticHack: writing a finger daemon that:

1. logs all finger requests, with who was fingered, and from where
2. returns a snotty message if the request is a "finger @mysitename"
3. returns a REALLY snotty message if it's "finger Root@mysitename"
4. does a normal finger if they're fingering a specific user
5. does a "", logs that info, AND
   sends it back to the fingerer.


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