When pluralisation attacks


Or why you shouldn’t attempt package manager installs before coffee.

$ brew cask search virtualbox
==> Exact match
==> Partial matches
$ brew cask install virtualbox-extensions-pack
Error: No available Cask for virtualbox-extensions-pack
Error: nothing to install
$ echo "HUH!?"
$ brew cask install virtualbox-extension-pack
==> Satisfying dependencies
==> Installing Cask dependencies: virtualbox
$ cowsay -e "><"  "Mumble grumble"
< mumble grumble >

location: sydney

        \   ^__^
         \  (><)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\

location: sydney

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