Best way to uninstall X

Attos attos.janus at
Fri Apr 8 17:00:06 UTC 2011

I was being sarcastic about the rm -rf /*
Sorry for any confusion caused.
I agree with you. newfs is faster.
I installed a new drive and I'm installing everything there.
The old drive is being used as the backup and as I install
packages I'm moving configuration and data files over to the new system.

Again, thanks to all!

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 12:34 PM, Ondřej Majerech <oxyd.oxyd at>wrote:

> 2011/4/7 Attos <attos.janus at>:
> > I think so.
> > I'll do back up and start from scratch. Then I'll be sure I have just
> what I
> > need.
> > Switching to single user mode, tar, and as Konstantin wrote: rm -rf /*
> >
> If you do want to go the wipe-all-and-start-from-scratch route, doing
> newfs /dev/<your slice> might be a better option. 1) It's faster than
> rm -rf /; 2) if you have $HOME on a separate slice, you can avoid
> wiping that out by simply not wiping its slice.
> Ondra

Attos Janus

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