This Little Piggy Went to Make Directory

Once upon a time, there were three little files that used the mkdir command to make directories out of straw, sticks, and bricks. They were very happy in their new homes, until one day a big, bad wolf threatened to rmdir their directories. Not by the hair on Aramis’ chinny-chin-chin!

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    >> ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >> ARAMIS: You want me to tell you a story? Okay. Once upon a time there was a great hero who launched the GNU Project and founded the Free Software Foundation…

    >> ADELIE: [Angrily squawking]

    >> ARAMIS: Oh, you don’t want to hear that story again? Okay. Once upon a time there were three little files sent out into the world by their parent directory to seek their fortunes. The first little file made its directory out of straw. And it was very happy in its new directory until one day a noob entered the parent directory…

    >> ADELIE: [Angrily squawking]

    >> ARAMIS: What do you mean? A NOOB is the scariest thing ever! Do you realize what kind of havoc an unsophisticated user can wreak on your file system?

    >> ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >> ARAMIS: Okay, okay! Until one day a wolf entered the parent directory…

    >> WOLF: Little file, little file, let me change directories.

    >> ARAMIS: But this little file went to the market and the straw directory was empty. So the WOLF ‘r-m-d-i-r’ and removed the directory!

    >> WOLF: [Maniacal laughter]

    >> ADELIE: [Squawking questioningly]

    >> ARAMIS: The little file went to the market for bacon, of course. Files love bacon.

    >> ADELIE: [Squawking]

    >> ARAMIS: It’s called pastiche. Using the trope of little pigs, I am celebrating the intersection of this time-honored fable and this beloved nursery rhyme.

    >> ADELIE: [Squawking]

    >> ARAMIS: No, this video is more like a bricolage.

    >> ADELIE: [Squawking]

    >> ARAMIS: Let’s debate that later. Back to the story…

    >> ARAMIS: The second little file made its directory out of sticks. And it was very happy in its new directory until one day a wolf entered the parent directory.

    >> WOLF: Little file, little file, let me change directories.

    >> FILE: Not by the hair on Aramis’ chinny chin chin!

    >> WOLF: Then I’ll r-m-d-i-r and remove your directory!

    >> ARAMIS: But the directory wasn’t empty! So the wolf was unable to remove it.

    >> ADELIE: [Angrily Squawking]

    >> ARAMIS: My version of this classic tale is not boring. The original is too violent for our young audience.

    >> WOLF: Dude. It’s boring. Just let me delete some files.

    >> ADELIE: [Approvingly squawking]

    >> ARAMIS: What? You’re taking his side?

    >> ADELIE: [Affirmative squawk]

    >> ARAMIS: Fine then… you tell it.

    >> WOLF: The third little file made its directory out of brick. And it was very happy in its new directory until one day a wolf–that’s me–entered the parent directory… Little file, little file, let me change directories.

    >> FILE: Not by the hair on Aramis’ chinny chin chin!

    >> WOLF: Then I’ll r and I’ll m and I’ll recursively remove your directory!

    >> ARAMIS: Hey! We’re not teaching the remove command in this video. You’re supposed to use the remove directory command.

    >> WOLF: Too late. Do you know what files taste like?

    >> ADELIE: [Squawking curiously]

    >> WOLF: Bacon bits. Don’t miss our next delicious episode: Time files like an arrow, or Fruit files like a banana.

This Little Piggy Went to Make Directory was produced by Dototot on . Dototot is a creative media company and think tank specializing in educational material.

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