DREAM - suspend execution for an interval while executing random code in memory
DREAM [-d] [[-nrRsw] [time]]
Dream suspends execution of the current proces for time seconds, while
simulating a dream sequence by executing random segments of code in memory.
All devices are paralyzed (blocked) to prevent dangerous side-effects.
code seems to be more related to the actual suspended process, and suspension
will be for a limited amount of time. Attention can be restored by snapping
fingers next to keyboard.
Repeated references to the system error logs are made during execution.
The code of a previous execution will be re-selected for this dream.
-R (REM, Rapid Eye Movement)
The current value of the PC is is flashed on the screen for every instruction.
Tape drives will be sent many alternating fast-forward and rewind requests
and/or line printers sent many alternating carraige-return and tab codes to
promote movement of machine(s) across floor. Stopping these devices may
confuse the program.
-w (wet dreams)
The code is selected from the sex(1) program.
DREAM(1) will be invoked automatically with the -d option when the system
proves extremely slow.
The relation of the randomly-executed code to the subconcious (background
tasks) of the current processes is suspected but has not been proven.
Do not select the -w option without covering the keyboard.
sleep(1), sex(1), dream(3L), alarm(3C)