A strange code

Asked by Rups on 2011-02-11

What does this shell code exactly do ?
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2011-02-12
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2011-02-11
mycae (mycae) said : #2

Any particular reason for posting that -- its not very nice for new people.

(Note to others, you should not run this command unless you have capped the maximum number of openable processes, or have an aggressive OOM kill setup).

Rups (rupsd) said : #3

Shit i already tried that..
Thanks anyway

Saji Nediyanchath (saji89) said : #4

Rups,
Always make it a point to make sure that you do not run a script(esp. Third-party scripts), unless you know what exactly it does. Its for your safety. I had done this same thing in the past. But that was a more disastrous stuff. It wiped all files off my Ubuntu hard-disk partition. After that I always follow this rule.
WIth regards,
Saji

I removed the fork bomb command from the problem description in order to protect others.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #6

@mark rijckenberg
you might want to delete this posting as well, as I have access to the code from mycae's link.

@marcus: Unfortunately, I don't have the required access rights to delete this posting/thread.