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NAME
       think  -  you  don't have to think, the computer can think
       for you

SYNOPSIS
       think [ -detach ]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

DEVICES
       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.

OPTIONS
       -detach
              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
              super-user.

FILES
       /dev/brain
              bib device special file.

       /usr/lib/think
              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.

BUGS
       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
       devices.

AUTHOR
       This   man   page   was   written    by    John    Guthrie
       <guthrie@math.upenn.edu> with suggestions from Kevin Whyte
       <kwhyte@math.upenn.edu> for the alt.sysadmin.recovery  man
       page collection.




think version 1.0         April 5, 1996                  THINK(1)

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