Linux Easter Egg - Aerosmith Quote in Linux Logout

Create a user account on your system with login "tyler". Log into the shell (tested with BASH, though I think this egg comes from the Linux kernel itself), and enter the 'reboot' or 'halt' command. (You can do this as root in another terminal if you need to). You will be presented with the message,

"Oh hello Mr. Tyler - going DOWN?"

This is a reference to Aerosmith's "Love in an Elevator" video, in which a sexy elevator operator asks Steven Tyler that very question.

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Contributed By: Pininfrna on 01-27-2002
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Special Requirements: Linux
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EggMan writes:
Actually this is NOT in the Linux kernel, it's in the /sbin/shutdown program. You can verify it with this command: ~ % strings /sbin/shutdown | grep DOWN Oh hello Mr. Tyler - going DOWN? The system is going DOWN %s in %d minute%s !!
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Mr Wizard writes:
Actually, this is from the wall command which gets executed by shutdown.: strings /usr/bin/wall | grep -i tyler Oh hello Mr. Tyler - going DOWN?
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reiska22 writes:
Yep, it really works on RedHat too. I just shut our samba server down :)
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nicola writes:
the egg is present also in the Redhat!
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it's me JD writes:
does this work in opensuse
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Hack Ace writes:
It is in Mandrake. Others will be checked soon.
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Colin writes:
I just tried this, egg it works! I have Linux Mandrake 8.1, and the kernel is 2.4.7 (i think, i forgot to check exactly) -Colin
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