Odd error message

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by BWhaler, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. BWhaler macrumors 68020


    Jan 8, 2003
    I just opened Terminal and typed "sudo periodic daily" to do the routine clean-up, and got the following message

    We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
    Administrator. It usually boils down to these two things:

    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.

    Is this normal? Am I about to do something stupid. I didn't type in the password since the message scared me off.

    Any advice or thoughts?
  2. angelneo macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2004
    This is just one of those cute warning messages that comes with linux or unix depending on their distro. I think you have upgraded to OS 10.3.5. It basically just tell you that using sudo is dangerous and you should take care in using this command. Nothing to worry about if you know what you are doing.
  3. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Secret Moon base
    Remember that OS X is based off of server operating system. Servers typically are shared by a bunch of people - so the OS has these messages about respecting other people's files. Even though a lot of us are just using it exclusively ourselves. Our very own server :cool:

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