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Re: Policy on Account creation and deletion?

On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 11:54:31AM +0100, Florent Rougon wrote:
> Brian May <bam@debian.org> wrote:
> > rm -rf /var/lib/xyz
> [...]
> > Now some people are going to say that using "rm -rf" in a maintainer
> > script like this is bad, but at least the above illustrates my point.
> For my education, what is the problem exactly in this specific case (in
> particular: one should note there is no environment variable expansion
> in the directory name)? Fear that the maintainer's cat or a cosmic ray
> inserts a space, semicolon or newline after one of the "/" characters?

Fear of deleting stuf that not the maintainer but the user put there.
                  cu andreas

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