Walt Mankowski on 28 Feb 2008 19:47:35 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Possible Perl Question

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 08:13:59PM -0500, Brian Vagnoni wrote:
> So I've been talking about this with some security friends as this
> came up at Shmoocon. What does MTFNPY mean/stand for? MTFNPY.com
> takes you back to google.com There seems to also be some references
> to the Perl Programming language but other than that nothing.

mtfnpy stands for "mtfnpy totally fucking now pwns you".  It was
recently something of a meme in a small part of the online Perl
community.  No, I don't know why.

> Perl is a great language but the first time you see a Perl statement
> you tend to think, gee is that a computer language or did my cat
> just walk across the keyboard.
> Foreach (@lines) {
> s/\w<([^>]+)>/\U$1/g;
> print;
> }

That loops through an array of lines.  For each line it looks for
patterns that look like this:

1. a "word" character (alphanumeric plus "_"), followed by
2. <, followed by
3. a string of 1 or more characters that aren't ">", followed by
4. >

It removes the initial character, the <, and the >, and uppercases the
string.  For example, it turns

foo<bar baz>



No, I don't know why you'd want to do this.


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