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Re^2: Useless/Interesting Error Messages

by DentArthurDent (Monk)
on Mar 04, 2005 at 14:48 UTC ( #436583=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Useless/Interesting Error Messages
in thread Useless/Interesting Error Messages

YKYBPTMNHW your error messages are all related to NetHack, even though your program has nothing to do with it.

Explanation #1: You Know You've Been Playing Too Much NetHack When
Explanation #2: Nethack is a text-based role playing game.
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Re^3: Useless/Interesting Error Messages
by thor (Priest) on Mar 04, 2005 at 16:08 UTC
    I know it looks like nethack, but I assure you, I got all of that from "strings `which screen`". Kinda makes you wonder, eh?


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      From screen's man page:
      nethack on|off

      Changes the kind of error messages used by screen. When you are familiar with the game "nethack", you may enjoy the nethack‐style messages which will often blur the facts a little, but are much funnier to read. Anyway, standard messages often tend to be unclear as well. This option is only available if screen was compiled with the NETHACK flag defined. The default setting is then determined by the presence of the environment variable $NETHACKOPTIONS.

      These error messages are intentionally silly and not given unless you ask for them.

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