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Re: scripting question

On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 09:13:41PM -0400, 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 *).
> -- 
> Scott Henson <debian-list@silvercoin.dyndns.org>

Every sysadmin is entitled to do this or the eqivalent just ONCE.

My turn came last week *and* I had my backup drive mounted at the time!

It will be ages before I recover :-((

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