Protection from the dreaded "rm -fr /"
mike at Reifenberger.com
Sat Oct 2 12:16:28 PDT 2004
On Sat, 2 Oct 2004, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>> Exactly. Who would expect `rm -rf /` to actually succeed? It's not only
>> dangerous, it doesn't work in a useful way ;-)
>> If one is thinking about `rm -rf /`, `newfs` is probably the right
newfs only works if the root is not mounted because otherwise the device is
locked. (Hmm is GEOM too anti foot shooting? But can't you reenable foot-shooting
via sysctl?) whereas `rm -rf /` works allwsys
Anyway. Check your karma.
I've managed to remove large parts of my (and other) various systems several
times. Every time this happend I where not concentrated or felt in dangerous
Once you realize that there is no seatbelt, you make less errors and have better
But many thanks to try to make FreeBSD and its operators better!
Michael Reifenberger, Business Development Manager SAP-Basis, Plaut Consulting
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