Re: Very serious bug

Nathan Bryant (
Sun, 8 Dec 1996 21:57:32 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 8 Dec 1996, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> 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!!"

kill kill kill kill kill! die! [spit]

Okay, sorry about the outburst, but I had to see for myself. It's pretty
hard to believe that such a bug would exist without being a deliberate

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