Vote for new Ubuntu Feature

John Dangler jdangler at
Mon Jan 8 19:59:24 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 15:14 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Brian Fahrlander wrote:
> > 
> >     I suggest that the next time you have a typo in a command line,
> > wiping out large sections of files, or changing one-too-many
> > permissions, you'll come to see the light, too.
> Like the time I did:
> # sudo rm -rf /etc /foo 
> (not intending the " " before the second slash...)
> Sudo didn't stop me from doing that, because I thought I'd typed what I
> meant, but it did give me one last chance...
> -- 
> derek
Now, that would be a painful discovery... especially since I remember
doing this once on a SYSV Unix machine (circa 1982) , and didn't
discover what I had done until /etc/sh got removed, and I was logged
out, never to be able to log back in...

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