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Re: Re[2]: Debian installation - list of things that make it hard

:-> "Phillip" == Phillip Deackes <gsmh@gmx.net> writes:

    > Peter Allen <P.Allen@pallen.dabsol.co.uk> wrote:
    >> My box has even survived an incredible big mistake I just made.
    >> I was running as root, in /usr
    >> Instead of typing rm -r gimp* I typed rm -r *
    >> Thank goodness star office is big enough to get in the way of anything
    >> important being deleted before I realised my mistake.

put a file called "-i" in the relevant directories....  i.e.

touch "/-i"

so when you try "rm -r *" from / it expands the -i too and asks you for
permission. Note that this doesn't protect you from "rm -r /"



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