Space saver: mount --bind mention in the book?

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Sun Sep 22 22:50:53 PDT 2002

On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 06:53:28PM -0400, Bill Maltby LFS Related wrote:
> Additional benefits accrue from the fact that they (may) be on a separate
> device (speed) and they may be mounted read-only (protected against even
> root's nefarious rm -rf *).

Tell me about it! The mount --bind option is very useful, but it's also
extremely dangerous. Even experienced users have been known to accidentally
rm stuff they didn't want rm'ed coz they forgot they had used mount --bind.

Ahem.. not mentioning any names.. :-)

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