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Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?

Gomez Adams

There was the story of a shift operator showing some newbies some basic op console commands for a Unisys mainframe where I worked. All harmless until he decided to show them the $! command which did *not* need you to then hit Enter to action it to reboot the computer (think CRL+ALT+DEL)!

Dollar, Bang by name and Dollar Bang by nature! :)

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