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Subject AW: Delete recursive directories
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2006 09:08:25 GMT
>I remember working on a shared unix cluster where someone as 
>root did an rm -rf /bin instead of (in a temp dir) rm -rf bin
>There was this pause while it took too long, they realised 
>what what happened and ^C'd it, but by then it was too late. 
>Suddenly all these people in their cube jump up at the sight 
>of errors like "ls : not found" and other cues that the FS was toast...

Why do I remember the "Bastard operator from hell" ????   ;-)


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