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Re: (){ :|:&};: in bash causes systemchrash


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: (){ :|:&};: in bash causes systemchrash
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 10:36:46 -0400

> Machine Type: i386-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 2.03
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>       When :(){ :|:&};: is typed in a bash shell, the whole system hags BIG
> time

...or at least until you run out of processes or another system resource.
If you want to hang yourself, bash will gladly supply the rope.

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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