Mint Serena 64 bit using the Mate desktop environment. Most of the following scripts will run on this machine, although some have only been tested with the Gnome desktop. Extra software requirements can be met by the Ubuntu and safe PPA repositories. Scripts may be re-written or added to from time to time, the date serves as the version number. Syntax highlighting on these pages is provided by GVim's "Convert to HTML" option.

Fork it

Here's a little warning I've seen repeated on many scripting websites.
If anyone gives you this piece of code to type in, DON'T DO IT!

:(){ :|:&};: It's called a Fork Bomb, there are other variations.

This little devil defines a function which calls itself puts itself into the background pipes the output of itself to itself then calls another of itself. Something called recursive invocation I believe.

So what do you think'll happen?!

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