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Given the following bash program:

sleep 120
exit
echo "nothing"

What movie quote is this referencing?

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    $\begingroup$ For curiosity's sake, should we take this as a trick question, or pretend that the script wouldn't end after exit? :) $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2016 at 2:59
  • $\begingroup$ The script intentionally ends :3 $\endgroup$
    – AMACB
    Mar 29, 2016 at 3:02
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    $\begingroup$ can't figure it out. Words I considered that might be included in the title: sleeping, waiting, 2 minutes, leaving, not saying a thing, without saying nothing $\endgroup$
    – Ivo
    Mar 29, 2016 at 3:11

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Is it

Wait a minute, wait a minute - you ain't heard nothin' yet... From The Jazz Singer (1927)

Reason

sleep 120 - waiting a minute twice, then it's exiting the program before 'nothing' is outputted

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  • $\begingroup$ If true, would be better with two lines of sleep 60. $\endgroup$
    – Devsman
    Mar 29, 2016 at 18:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Devsman or even better two lines of "sleep 1m" although that might make it too easy. $\endgroup$
    – DasBeasto
    Mar 29, 2016 at 19:17
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I believe it's

"If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all" from Bambi

Reason:

Sleep 120 gives you time to think of something nice to say. AS you couldn't, you don't say nothing, because the script has exited before you can say nothing

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It is referencing to

Alfred Hitchcock - The Birds

Reason

It lasts 120 minutes and has no ending credits

But I might be missing something since I can only figure out a movie title, not really a quote from this movie.

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    $\begingroup$ Hahaha nice explanation, it sounds more like a punchline $\endgroup$
    – Klangen
    Mar 29, 2016 at 14:46

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