The essence of argument order

Ceri Davies ceri at
Wed Dec 8 16:39:39 PST 2004

On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 03:35:26AM +0300, Andrew wrote:
> i've just typed
> # rm -print0 -type l | xargs -0 rm
> instead of
> # rm -type l -print0 | xargs -0 rm
> in a directory with 50+ Gigs of data
> what a nice feeling...
> shit...

If you run it a second time, you'll probably find that it won't delete
anything, if that's any consolation. ;-)

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm
not sure about the former.			  -- Einstein (attrib.)
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