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Re: OT: the rm bug hit me again



Joe Klemmer wrote:
> 
>     I alomst hate to admit it but the rm bug bit me for the second time
> in my life over the weekend.  The first time was back, oh, late '94 I
> think.  But everyone gets bit by this at least once in their *NIX
> career. But my braindead brain was cleaning out some redundant gunk in
> /usr/lib (like all the versions of firefox and mozilla laying around). 
> You know what's coming...
> 
> # cd /usr/lib
> # rm -fR mozilla *
>                 ^-------- There was supposed to be a "." there.
> 
> I caught it quickly but not before it whacked some GNOME junk (what the
> heck is a bonobo?).
> 
>     Oh well, guess it was my turn to play "crusty old phart who does
> stupid newbie move" today.  :-)

What bug?  rm did exactly what you told it to do.  The "bug" is not in the
command but in the person using it.

-- 
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
		-- Oscar Wilde


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