UNIX – a four letter word

Getting a little tired of dealing with UNIX novices. Here’s an actual conversation I had with some guy the other day:


ME: Try pinging yahoo.com.
THEY: How do I ping yahoo.com?
ME: Type “ping”, then space, then “yahoo.com”


Here’s another one:


ME: Do a “df” and see how much space is on this machine.
THEY: How do I do that?
ME: Type “d” then “f”, no spaces.
THEY: OK, then what?
ME: (sigh) Hit RETURN.


Seriously people. Use a little intuition here…