think - you don't have to think, the computer can think
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Think simulates a thinking brain.
This can be useful if someone is not wanting to think at
invocation time or if someone is needing some thinking
about something. It can also be helpful if someone's
brain is not working correctly at invocation time.
When invoked, think will go ahead and look at all of the
commands and keystrokes that a user has made during the
current login session. Think will then look at what files
the user has. From this and what level the user is listed
at in the file /usr/lib/think, think will figure out what
the user was trying to do when think was invoked.
The process that think uses to help a user is greatly
aided if the user is wearing a brain interface bus (bib)
device. A bib device is normally worn on the head, and if
being used, then think will try to see what was going
through the users head at the time of invocation. After
think does this, it will send electric signals to the
users brain, causing the user to type in whatever
keystrokes are necessary to accomplish the task that
he/she doesn't want to think about.
also known as "Must mother do all of your thinking
for you?"-mode. This options causes think to run
in the background as a daemon that watches for
users who look like they may need assistance. When
a user is found to be exercising cluelessness,
think will lock up their keyboard and will proceed
to execute what seems to be the most likely
sequence of commands that the user had intended to
execute. This flag may only be used by the
bib device special file.
file to indicate various user abilities. The for
mat of this file is a username on each line fol
lowed by some whitspace and then a number. The
higher the number for a given user, the more likely
think is to assume that that user knows what he/she
is doing. Unfortunately, what think considers a
large number will vary with usage.
If a user is using a bib device and actually lacks a brain
of their own, then there is a high risk that think will
take over their (non-existent) minds. This has the upshot
that someone other than the user will have to stop the
program. (Perhaps this is a feature.)
It may illegal in some areas to force users to wear bib
This man page was written by John Guthrie
<firstname.lastname@example.org> with suggestions from Kevin Whyte
<email@example.com> for the alt.sysadmin.recovery man
think version 1.0 April 5, 1996 THINK(1)
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