[CentOS] Error on man page

Rick Barnes linux at sitevision.com
Wed Oct 15 14:32:21 UTC 2008

Gerhardus.Geldenhuis at gta-travel.com wrote:
> Hi
> I discovered a similar problem early this week and a colleage on irc was 
> told it was a copy and paste error.
> in man syslogd, the following can be found:
>               Sucker rod def. -- 3/4, 7/8 or 1in. hardened steel rod, 
> male threaded on each end.  Primary use in the oil industry in Western 
> North Dakota and other locations to pump 'suck' oil from oil wells.   Sec-
>               ondary uses are for the construction of cattle feed lots 
> and for dealing with the occasional recalcitrant or belligerent individual.

Its not an error, read the previous lines:
5.     Use step 4 and if the problem persists and is not secondary to a 
rogue program/daemon get a 3.5 ft (approx. 1 meter) length of sucker 
rod* and  have a chat with the user in question.

Its an attempt at a joke by the author of the man page.


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