Root login

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Thu Dec 14 15:24:11 UTC 2006

On Thursday 14 December 2006 3:58 am, Grumpy wrote:

> > Unix I could 'rm -R *' from / if I wanted to, or was careless enough, and
> > it would just happen.
> You won't do it but it a learning experience

Heh.  Takes me back to some of my earliest days.

"Hey honey!  Look at this!  I'm not root, so this attempt to obliterate all my 
files will fail!  Watch this!"

rm -rf /
permission denied
permission denied
permission denied

All fine and dandy until it iterated into /home


D. Michael McIntyre 

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