Sam Trenholme's webpage
This article was posted to the Usenet group alt.hackers in 1995; any technical information is probably outdated.

Re: alt.hackers unmoderated?

Article: 8919 of alt.hackers
From: (Digital Grindage)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: alt.hackers unmoderated?
Date: 23 Oct 1995 01:19:49 GMT
Organization: New Hack City
Lines: 29
Message-ID: 46eqjl$
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]
Status: RO

Jeff Mercer ( wrote:

: On a VAX/VMS system, you can send a file to yourself with the SEND/FILE
: command. The file is sent via a BitNettish protocol and is stored on a


The same holds true on some UNIX systems...something like this would
probably work if you kept all of your big stuff in ~/overflow...


foreach $line (showquota)
    if($line =~ /Quota Exceeded/)
        system "/bin/tar zcvf /home/sciri/backup.tgz
        system "/bin/rm /home/sciri/overflow/*";
        system "/usr/bin/uuencode backup.tgz backup.tgz.uue | mail
        system "/bin/rm /home/sciri/backup.tgz

Lame to use system in a perlscript, but what the hell...<heh>

"Your information is mine for free.  But everything I can grab is secret
unless you  have something I want which can't  be free-loaded, stolen or
found somewhere else."        - George C. Smith, The Virus Creation Labs

gone Parent

Back to index