Re: broken system after srm -r -d /tmp/.* (user login and several services not working)
On 2008-07-02 13:00 +0200, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 07/02/08 05:45, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> On 2008-07-02 11:33 +0200, Jonas Meurer wrote:
>>> I've broken my debian/unstable system by executing as root the command
>>> # srm -r -d /tmp/.*
>> Ouch. That seems a good command to run before you sell your hard
>> disk. ;-)
> Bcause of the "."?
Because of the ".*" which matches .., i.e. /tmp/.. aka / .
Unless you use zsh as interactive shell; in zsh .* does not match
current and parent directory.