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What, no "rm -rf /"?
Authored by: lectern on Mar 31, '03 01:26:06PM

I'm just kidding. For those who don't know what this does: DO NOT DO IT. It's a command to erase the root of the drive and everything in it (i.e. the whole boot partition).

Funny? Maybe, but only if you've ssh'ed into

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What, no "rm -rf /"?
Authored by: Accura on Apr 01, '03 03:37:42AM

i had a old 486 running FreeBSD 4.5 that i was going to format so i did rm -rf /, was very funny

"The time has come," the walrus said. "To talk of many things..."

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What, no "rm -rf /"?
Authored by: calroth on Apr 03, '03 05:04:12AM

One of my friends decided to delete all the stuff on his computer the other day, as a precursor to reformatting. So he went for instant gratification and ran that command.

It started deleting stuff on a mounted NFS server (well, it probably didn't, since he didn't have the permissions). He panicked and stopped, and tried to unmount it. Unfortunately he had already deleted mount :-)

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