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Common Trolls and Copypasta
/g/, just like every other board on 4chan, has a share of trolls and copypasta any new member to /g/ should be aware of.
Common trolls you are likely to see on /g/
Sudo rm rf /
When asking for help on a *nix system, one may be told to run the following command:
sudo rm -rf /
This command recursively deletes files. In other words, it deletes everything.
Even without "sudo", it can still do considerable damage. Sometimes it may be obfuscated in a shell script (e.g.
$(base64 -d<<<cm0gLXJmIC8K)), so make sure you understand scripts before running them.
When asking for help on a Windows system, one may be told to delete their system32 folder to fix a problem or speed up their computer. This troll is common across the Internet and does nothing more than fuck Windows up. Don't do it.
When a user is told to format c, it's always meant with the best intentions. Formatting your C:\ partition on a computer with Windows install will remove all of the data on that drive/partition, but also destroy the operating system along with it. This, along with delete system32 and install gentoo, is a standard reply to any user with a technical issue.
Pretty much /g/'s take on /a/'s "Watch Boku no Pico", except with actual benefits. When discussing installing a new Linux distribution, especially for people new to GNU/Linux, Gentoo is commonly suggested. Gentoo is known for being hard to install which makes it difficult on any new GNU/Linux user to use. As to every response to every solution, problem or issue different individuals are facing, this phrase "Install Gentoo" will be often be returned to you by them.
Well if you did took the bait, I suggest referring to this link for an in-depth knowledge; no kidding, Gentoo
File picker thumbnail view
Trolls commonly use the File Picker meme to claim Linux based operating systems are inferior to Windows or OS X.
Used to infuriate buttmad Linux nerds. The entirety of the copypasta can be found on Interjection
The case in favor of systemd
Used to piss off people who are against systemd.
- gcopypasta - has a fairly comprehensive list of copypasta. (Archived)
- Words to Avoid - Pretty much everything on this page.