Re: scripting question
On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Russ Pitman wrote:
> 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 <email@example.com>
> Every sysadmin is entitled to do this or the eqivalent just ONCE.
The one I did yesterday (and have done before which breaks the ONCE rule)
is rm -rf foo * where I meant rm -rf foo* (foo was a tarball that I
unpacked so I did have two foo* to remove. At least this time it was not
in a top-level directory.
Bill Moseley firstname.lastname@example.org