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Don't use this!!!!!
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 29, '01 02:54:00PM

It totally screwed up my session, and might have messed up other accounts. I lost access to the trash in the Finder until I logged out and back in, and I'm just hoping everything is back to normal. This command didn't accomplish anything, and just caused me grief. Do not do it yourself!

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Don't use this!!!!!
Authored by: robg on Apr 30, '01 09:22:11AM

Interesting ... I just used the 'find' portion, without the rm -rf, and it returned exactyly what I'd expect -- a listing of my three users' .trash directories.

Once I get my experimental OS X partition set up, I'll try this for real with the 'rm' portion and see what happens.


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Don't use this!!!!!
Authored by: robh on Apr 30, '01 06:31:19PM
I'd advise folks to never run a 'find .... | xargs rm ....' type of command without first testing the output of the 'find' to make sure that the files to be removed are the ones you want to zap. The 'find'ing is safe, it's the 'rm'ing that can bite your ass.

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