nuke - launch nuclear weapons at known sites.
/sbin/nuke [-y yield] [-a height] [-hcme] sitename...
Nuke utilises the GPOS records in the Domain Name System
to target and launch nuclear weapons at other UNIX sites,
specified by machine name.
If no GPOS records are found for the site, nuke employs
the `missile coordinate' fields in the USENET map database
and Internet connections to a server interfaced with
AUTOVON to locate coordinates for the specified site.
The -y option specifies a yield. The argument must be a
number suffixed by K or M, for kiloton or megaton respec
tively. Yield arguments above 255M are quietly ignored.
If this option is not specified a default of 25K is used.
The -a option specifies an air-burst height in meters. If
this option is not specified a default of 1 (ground burst)
The -h option specifies thermonuclear (hydrogen) weapons.
The -c option specifies cobalt-jacketed warheads for per
manent site interdiction.
The -m option, useful with multiple-site nuke calls,
invokes code which optimizes delivery using MIRVed war
heads to minimize launches.
The -e option requests disablement of computer equipment
by way of EMP pulse only. This option should leave the
lusers intact, however those with pacemakers may not sur
In accordance with the normal UNIX design philosophy nuke
does not prevent you from nuking yourself.
/usr/lib/maps/* USENET map file database
If a target site has given only nearest-city coordinates
in its map entry, incorrect targeting and significant col
lateral casualties may result.
If no coordinates can be found for the target site, nuke
should cancel the launch. Behaviour in this instance is
indeterminate, especially if pmsd(8) is running.
Heavy use of nuke may cause EMP effects which interfere
with Internet service.
Nuke does not make enough of an effort to locate coordi
nates, and may be subject to corrupted data.
This command is restricted to super-users only.
Origiinal: Eric S. Raymond <email@example.com> 13 October
1991 Updated: Bruce. <firstname.lastname@example.org> 8 November 1997
UNIX 8 November 1997 NUKE(8)
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