scripts

Claudio Nieder private at claudio.ch
Mon Jun 12 02:54:31 PDT 2000


Hi,

>     you might want to do ``/bin/rm -rf /tmp/* /tmp/.*''.  (X and certain
> other programs make dotfiles in /tmp.)

!!!!!!   D E A D L Y   W R O N G   !!!!!!

But experiance for yourself if you dare. I did once, though only with 
a subdirectory of my home dir.

/tmp/.* matches also ..

Thus you are /bin/rm -rf /tmp/..

Which s equivalent to /bin/rm -rf /

			claudio
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