My new favorite error message

I wanted to turn a service on for a CentOS system, so naturally I ran chkconfig foo on. I forgot to run sudo first.

The message I got: You do not have enough privileges to perform this operation.

I don’t know why, but that makes me smile. I guess I sort of picture some bizarre currency called a “privilege”, and if you don’t have enough of those, you can’t afford to do stuff on the server. You don’t have enough privileges! Go find some more or get the fuck outta my server! Maybe if you and your buddies all pool your privileges you’ll be able to enable that service.

I half expect an in-app purchase window to pop up offering to sell me bundles of privileges. 10 privileges for $0.99, or BEST DEAL 100 privileges FOR JUST $4.99! Most Popular

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