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If you are already a Linux user [you rock] then you might love to have fun with Linux commands and its errors 😛 Just like in windows where there are [ seriously stupid ] errors , in Linux you will the errors when you mistype any command . Here are some funniest 15 jokes we get from linux shell terminal when we mistype command !

For this you need to have a Linux OS and know where your terminal is located .

  • For  Gnome (Ubuntu) – The terminal can be found at Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal.
  • In Xfce (Xubuntu) – The terminal can be found at Applications menu -> System -> Terminal.
  • In KDE (Kubuntu) – The terminal can be found at KMenu -> System -> Terminal Program (Konsole).
  • In LXDE (Lubuntu) – The terminal can be found at Menu -> Accessories -> LXTerminal.

Now , after you finish researching on the terminal shell , open it and type the bold command [simply copy-paste] in the terminal . And you will see jokes emerging out ! Actually , these are errors but its the fashion of the mistyped command , which makes the errors pretty humorous .

Try them out and Impress your friends ;D Impress them ! And BTW Linux Geeks = Penguin Lovers .

Enjoy …

  1. % nice man woman
    No manual entry for woman.
  2. % “How would you rate Quayle’s incompetence?
    Unmatched “.
  3. % Unmatched “.
    Unmatched “.
  4. % [Where is Jimmy Hoffa?
    Missing ].
  5. % ^How did the sex change operation go?^
    Modifier failed.
  6. % If I had a ( for every $ the Congress spent, what would I have?
    Too many (’s.
  7. % make love
    Make: Don’t know how to make love. Stop.
  8. % sleep with me
    bad character
  9. % got a light?
    No match.
  10. % man: why did you get a divorce?
    man:: Too many arguments.
  11. % !:say, what is saccharine?
    Bad substitute.
  12. % %blow
    %blow: No such job.
  13. % \(-
    (-: Command not found.
  14. $ PATH=pretending! /usr/ucb/which sense
    no sense in pretending!
  15. $ drink matter
    matter: cannot create

Got more such command-line jokes ? WHy not share it 😀

13 thoughts on “15 Funny Linux command Errors for Penguin Lovers

  1. Reply Praveen@Techperk Dec 17,2010 4:27 pm

    Very good collections listed out here, i love the 2nd and 4th actually. good job.. go ahead Retweeted

  2. Reply Rajesh Chaukwale Dec 24,2010 7:20 pm

    This is simply osm. M not hard Linux lover. But, yeah, you have got some osm stuff in your post. Well done.

  3. Reply bijuteri Jan 4,2011 12:55 am

    nice collections..i like the post..

  4. Reply bilal@ ecommerce website hosting Feb 4,2011 10:19 am

    bravo i love all of the commands but 5 and 6 th the most

  5. Reply Maria Pavel Feb 5,2011 7:00 am


    I haven’t used Linux very much but I know a little Linux. These commands are purely very intelligent humour, I love people that know how to make those kind of jokes. Congratulations for this ! This article and reading these commands made me laugh. Excellent post, keep up the good work!

    Best regards,


  6. Reply bilal@domain name registration Feb 9,2011 8:44 pm

    very funny dude i think u are seriously doing this on linux…………………..

  7. Reply rent property Feb 13,2011 10:01 pm

    Great step by step explanation of this process. I’ll have to add to my favorites.
    What i am looking for i found it here

  8. Reply Cloudhosting UK Feb 25,2011 6:06 pm

    I like errors in command it encourages me to search a bit more about Penguin.

  9. Reply Ravi Apr 8,2011 8:12 pm

    Thank you for bringing more useful information to this topic. I’m truly grateful and really impressed.

  10. Reply Shilpa Apr 15,2011 10:55 pm

    i am not a Linux fan actually but the stuff you added on your page is simply awesome.
    Great job….

  11. Reply Robert May 18,2011 3:10 pm

    It definitely stretches the limits with the mind when you go through very good info and make an effort to interpret it properly

  12. Reply Dheeraj Jun 6,2011 11:33 am

    % man: why did you get a divorce?
    man:: Too many arguments.

    This really makes some Sense

  13. Reply dedicated website hosting Jun 7,2011 2:25 am

    very interesting , thanks for sharing

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