Re: I hate it when that happens...
Juha Siltala <email@example.com> writes:
> One day, a couple of years ago, I had a couple of harmless xterms open on
> my pretty desktop. I was about to clean up my ~/shit (or something, just a
> temporary directory), but issued 'rm -rf *' in the wrong xterm. Hey, the
> contents of my home directory are gone!
I wrote a script to delete my old email from ~/Mail directory, basically
this: find $FOLDERS -type f -mtime $AGE -print0 | xargs -0r rm
Unfortunately, I forgot to add $FOLDERS variable, so it picked ~/, and
deleted a bunch of old scripts and documents I hadn't touched in
awhile. And of course, I didn't have backup....
Really should have tested the script with an echo before an rm...
John L. Fjellstad
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