Choosing a distribution

Chris G cl at
Tue Nov 6 09:10:06 UTC 2007

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 08:56:00AM +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Mario Vukelic wrote:
> > 
> >> I thought everyone using Unix since the eighties has at least once
> >> bungled a command line and wrecked his system by needlessly running as
> >> root. I know I have.
> > 
> > Never!  I've never once done that in any way that took more than 2 or 3
> > hours to repair! :-)
> I knew a sys admin who once typed 'rm -r -f *' as root having forgotten
> he had typed 'cd /' a few commands previously! He wondered why the
> command was taking so long before it dawned on him what he had done!
> Took about 3 days to rebuild the system.
Even when I'm *not* root I think long and hard before hitting return
at the end of 'rm -fr *', it doesn't mean I've never deleted stuff by
mistake but it's not something I often do!  :-)

Chris Green

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