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Yet another method of trashing undeletable files
Authored by: ianmac77 on Feb 14, '06 11:59:24PM
I think the seriousness of the above commands should be stressed. If you are new to unix, don't type them in. Its that simple, because if you add a space in the wrong area you could end up wiping out your entire hard drive.
For example, if you type
sudo rm -rf  ~ /.Trash/*
(notice the space) you would delete your entire home folder, and because the -rf is there, it will wipe out every folder inside of your home folder.
So please, don't skrew yourself over, ive done that before and it sucks. JUST DON'T TYPE IT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS!

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