Re: scripting question
On Tuesday 15 April 2003 05:13 pm, Scott Henson wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-04-15 at 20:40, nate wrote:
> > rm -rf *
> Do me a favor. Try this on your system as root. Then walk a way and
> come back an hour later. Youll need another system to tell us what
> happened cause yours will be hosed. This command will generally delete
> your entire file system. Trust me, Ive done a form of it before(mv *).
I have used rm -rf * as root before and it did not kill my system.
If you are sitting in / then yes, I can see how it would take you down hard.
rm -rf does not seem like good practice but some of us can't do the
kind of advanced command that Alvin posted earlier.