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15.7. Cool Commands

If all you knew of Unix was what you'd read thus far in this chapter, you might assume that it's a pretty utilitarian, programmery sort of language. And that would be a fair assumption. In truth, though, lurking deep within its exhilarating code, there's actually a fun, hidden side just waiting to bust loose.

15.7.1. View the Hidden Lord of the Rings Timeline

Your Mac OS X system contains many hidden tools and features, but it also contains its share of timewasters. Deep in the bowels of Mac OS X resides a list of major world events and the days on which they occurred. And within this list is a chronology of the steps that Frodo, Gandalf, and the others took in the Lord of the Rings. (No kidding.) To gaze at this timeline, run the following:


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