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Authored by: robg on Nov 03, '01 04:59:54PM

I've been trying to figure out exactly what happened, but I'm having no luck. I created a "mytestdir" directory (to duplicate "Volumes) and then made "test", "test 1" and "test 2" directories inside. I then tried to execute what I thought the "rm -rf" command would look like ("rm -rf mytestdir/test 1/iTunes.pkg 2> /dev/null"). This did, indeed, delete the "test" directory, but "test 1" and "test 2" were fine. I'm not sure how this managed to delete multiple volumes...unless Apple had a wildcard symbol after the "Disk" word?

On the MacWorld boards, though, one of the people that got zapped had very different volume names (but they did have spaces), so there's more going on than just similar names...


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