Someone one was trying to find out something, according to the following UNIX commands.

   $ ssh I@world
   [world ~]$ who -H
I        terminal 1865

Who was it? And to what famous quote does it refer to?


1 Answer 1


I think it was


and the quote is

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.

Explanation for those not familiar with SSH:

$ ssh I@world starts an SSH shell and logs in to "world" as user "I"
Next, you type in your password (obviously not visible. I wonder what it is).
who -H in the SSH shell gives a list of users currently logged in. The -H option tells the program to write column headings (USER, LINE, WHEN)

Explanation for the year:

Alice in Wonderland was published in 1865

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Ah, a great puzzle indeed. $\endgroup$
    – BaSzAt
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 11:02
  • $\begingroup$ The great puzzle, even. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 11:03
  • $\begingroup$ I'm a bit sad you did not state the whole quote ... ;) $\endgroup$
    – fffred
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ @fffred Well, the code doesn't seem to contain a reference to the second part of the quote... $\endgroup$
    – BaSzAt
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ @BaSzAt, correct, but it gives the connection to the title $\endgroup$
    – fffred
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 22:00

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