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A warning on a new destructive 'trojan horse'
Authored by: nickfitz on May 13, '04 04:52:23AM

The idea that you don't want to warn people about the dangers of rm is just stupid... It is the only way to avoid doing extremely stupid stuff like "rm -rf .*" when trying to delete a bunch of dot files. (the actual outcome is left as an exersize to the reader)

It is indeed stupid to suggest that people should not be warned about such dangers - which leads me to ask if there is any particular reason why the rationale behind your warning about "rm -rf .*" is left as an exercise? Surely it would be more helpful to explain why not to do it?

I'll try it now and post an explana

*****NO SIGNAL*****


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