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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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