nuke - launch nuclear weapons at mapped USENET sites
employs the `missile coordinate' fields in the USENET map database
and Internet connections to a server interfaced with AUTOVON to lob nuclear
weapons at other UNIX sites, specified by name. The default warhead is a
single 25KT groundburst tac nuke; options support other combinations of
warhead size, type and deployment.
The -y option specifies a yield. The argument must be a number suffixed by K or
M, for kiloton or megaton respectively. Yield arguments above 255M are quietly
The -a option specifies an air-burst height in meters.
The -h option specifies thermonuclear (hydrogen) weapons.
The -c option specifies cobalt-jacketed warheads for permanent site
The -m option, useful with multiple-site nuke
calls, invokes code which
optimizes delivery using MIRVed warheads to minimize launches.
In accordance with the normal UNIX design philosophy nuke
prevent you from nuking yourself.
If a target site has given only nearest-city coordinates in its map entry,
incorrect targeting and significant collateral casualties may result.
Heavy use of nuke
may cause EMP effects which interfere with Internet
This command is restricted to super-users only.
Eric S. Raymond <firstname.lastname@example.org>