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Old 15th January 2012
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Default immaculate file conception, is it possible?


hypothetical, cli question:

Is it possible for the system, OpenBSD in particular, to immaculately conceive a file, with a name—whole or otherwise?

Are there some core features that would influence the naming of said file?
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Old 15th January 2012
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What do you mean by immaculate conception of a file? Systems commonly generate backup files at the direction of human generated code and coding mistakes can lead to a plethora of files.

If you mean that the system becomes sentient and starts generating files independent of human input the short answer is no - and if that answer ever becomes a yes then the human race will be in deep guano.
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Note: "immaculate conception" may not mean what you think it means. It doesn't mean "without outside interference" (aka "virgin birth") like most people believe it does. It means "conceived without sin" (as in, not affected by man's "original sin").

Thus, an "immaculately conceived" file in OpenBSD would simply be one create "without sin". Or, in lay men's terms, perhaps one created "without bugs".

PS: For the curious, I am not Catholic, nor Christian, nor even really religious in any way. But it just irks me when people get "immaculate conception" and "virgin birth" mixed up. It's right up there with getting "demon/devil" and "daemon" mixed up.

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Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
Thus, an "immaculately conceived" file in OpenBSD would simply be one create "without sin". Or, in lay men's terms, perhaps one created "without bugs".
# file_without_bugs
ksh: file_without_bugs: not found
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