Nobody expects audiotest.au

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    #1
    Harmless fun. A tip from Christopher Breen:

    In the Finder, choose Go to Folder, enter

    /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/lib/python2.3/test/

    and click Go. Then double-click file audiotest.au.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  3. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    #3
    Every morning before breakfast, I open every file in every Mac product to check if there is anything interesting. I also survey every web site looking for tips like this.
     
  4. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    i usually have a pretty good BS detector, but in this case i fail miserably, i gotta ask, Are you serious?
     
  5. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    #5
    I am only serious when it's necessary. In this case, it wasn't. I read Chris Breen's tips regularly and I happened to like this one enough to post about it. That's all.
     
  6. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    Hehehe... that is very very silly... I'm really beginning to wonder how much obscure, silly stuff like this there's on my mac, who put it there and why? My own immediate answers to those questions would be: lots, programmers, bored!

    A
     
  7. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    There are many hidden Unix goodies on your system, such as cookie recipes, jokes, zip codes for the entire U.S., and lots more. ;)

    Jokes, recipes, zip codes, misc., etc:
    /usr/share/emacs/21.2/etc
    /usr/share/misc
    /usr/share/calendar
    (Open any files with a text editor)

    Mail programmers pic:
    Mail.app...show package contents...contents/resources/senders.tiff

    Funny FCP messages:
    Final Cut Pro.app/Contents/Resources/Final Cut Pro.rsrc; 'STRL' resource number 11057
     
  8. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    #9
    This is weird. That file has been in Python for maybe 6 or 7 years now, and all of a sudden the world notices it's there! Just last month there was a little copyright brouhaha over at Red Hat about the same file.
     
  9. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    ok good, im glad nobody is that much of a geek :)
     
  10. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    #11
    haha, yep. I saw that in the MacWorld weekly newsletter :) Which I'm sure must be written by Chris Breen, but I didn't know it until now.
     
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  12. kanker macrumors 6502

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    #13
    Somebody was. ;)
     
  13. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yeah, it looks like it's not present in vanilla Jaguar. You'd have to install MacPython (maybe it's also in the Apple dev tools for Jaguar?)
     
  14. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    #15
    Very cool - and I did a search for other hidden .au files with no success.....

    Oh well...

    D
     

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