Is there anyone out there who remembers the "wow" command? This is my recollection:
Back in the days- oh, probably around or before BSD 4.3 (circa 1984-88 or so)- you could type in "wow" at the command line, and the system (Vax 11/780) would respond:
<beep>I'm excited too!
This was not an alias or any such temporary setting, as far as I can recall, but an honest-to-goodness UNIX command. I'm pretty sure, because I checked at the time.
But my recollection could be totally faulty, I'll admit. I have never since seen it- almost certainly since Sun Solaris.
I was inspired to ask by this discussion of man's Easter Egg: Why does man print "gimme gimme gimme" at 00:30?
I miss the "wow" command. Yeah, I could make an alias or shell script but I'd have to do that every time I get into a new Linux/Unix system. Sigh.