please ignore my ignorance and if anyone know, please tell me what this sticker means.
@d4klutz that is the infamous fork bomb: https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/understanding-bash-fork-bomb/
@kungtotte thanks :-)
that's a fork bomb. if run from a unix shell, it will spawn new processes until either it hits the ulimit or your kernel runs out of pids
@d4klutz it's a fork bomb. If you run it in your shell, it will consume all the computer's resources and slow/crash it
@d4klutz This call creates a function named „:“ which calls itself recursively once on the left side of the '|'. the pipe keeps the first call open expecting some input from the right side. On the right side the function gets called a second time. The '&' starts it as a background process. The ';' ends the line and ':' starts this so called „Forkbomb“. Because each function is kept alive expecting some input, you run out of memory eventually.
@d4klutz Correction: The right call expects input from the left of course. 🙈
@d4klutz it’s a fork bomb, yeah?
@d4klutz I am pretty sure that that is a fork bomb written in bash scripting language. You can search on those terms for more info if you'd like.
It's a shell command, looks like a forkbomb.
@d4klutz it's art
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