Very serious bug

Richard B. Johnson (
Sun, 8 Dec 1996 21:12:47 -0500 (EST)

Just something very curious. I notice that responses to this service
that contain certain key-words don't get forwarded. For instance if
I use the word, very common in Unix, that refers to what happens when
you send a process a signal 9, that message does not get forwarded.

I was responding to a Linux user who thought that the inability to
un-remove a file was "A very serious BUG". I mentioned that many things
are considered final in Unix, amongst them rm and "k...". The fact that
one can't un-remove a file cannot, by the greatest stretch or imagination be
called a "BUG".

I have used the kword at other times and noticed that the message didn't
get forwarded. Now, I think that "THIS is a very serious bug!!"

Dick Johnson
Richard B. Johnson
Project Engineer
Analogic Corporation
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