Inspired by this question and this question, can you guess the famous movie quote hidden in this Linux block?

infant:~$ ps a | grep 13179
13179 pts/20   R      0:18 /bin/bash ./Z
13181 pts/20   S+     0:00 grep --color=auto 13179
infant:~$ kill 13179
infant:~$ kill 13179
bash: kill: (13179) - No such process
[1]+  Terminated              ./Z
up vote 7 down vote accepted

"Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead." from Pulp Fiction. My guess is because you're attempting to kill a process that's been terminated already. The system replies with a message that Z's been terminated and process is not found on the second attempt to kill the process.

  • Can you explain why you think that? – Duck Oct 17 at 0:29
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    That's right, but infant as the user contributes as well. Specifically, the message being read to that specific user. – Chase Gilbert Oct 17 at 0:37
  • @ChaseGilbert, I didn't want to overthink it, since it could also mean that Fabienne killed ./Z. I assume it has something to do with the "baby" part, could you clarify? – Maksim Vi. Oct 17 at 1:11
  • @Maksim Vi Just think of the termination message being read to the user for the quote to work. I see how you were interpreting it, but that's not quite what I was going for haha. – Chase Gilbert Oct 17 at 1:17

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