Date: Tue, 03 May 2022 04:49:40 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=263746 Bug ID: 263746 Summary: Exercise caution before suggesting commands that will destroy data Product: Documentation Version: Latest Hardware: Any URL: https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-doc/blob/main/docum entation/content/en/books/faq/_index.adoc#810-how-do-i -use-a-new-removable-drive OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Many People Priority: --- Component: Documentation Assignee: doc@FreeBSD.org Reporter: firstname.lastname@example.org For example, under <https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/faq/#removable-drives>: > # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 count=2 > # gpart create -s GPT /dev/da0 > # gpart add -t freebsd-ufs /dev/da0 – there is no forewarning to check that the required drive is truly at 0 i.e. /dev/da0 before destroying (overwriting) what's there. Risk: dataloss (the required drive might be at /dev/da1 or elsewhere). I noticed this from a quick look at part of the book of frequently asked questions. Whether there's a comparable lack of caution anywhere in the FreeBSD Handbook, I don't know. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.