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Old 06-24-2005, 01:20 PM   #1
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Be Careful W/ That Rm Command, Kids!

Okay, so how about I went to go delete some unessecary files on my HD, and ruined my linux and had to reinstall.

I'm in a directory of files that just so happens to have a /bin directory in it. Not really thinking about it, I type the following command, which I dare anyone to repeat-

rmdir -rf /bin/*

And there goes most of my operating system.... Good thing I keep most important files on a separate partition....
Old 06-24-2005, 01:28 PM   #2
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So what's your point in here? This doesn't look like a question to me, while this site is called LinuxQuestions. At most you could've posted it in General.
Old 06-24-2005, 02:31 PM   #3
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well, it probably should of gone in linux_general (it is linux related) but its too late now. if a mod moves it, fine, but it IS a warning to linux newbies - they might appreciate it.

oh yeah... been there, done that. :O

Old 06-24-2005, 03:12 PM   #4
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keeping important files on a separate partition would have nothing to do with it. you specified a directory, it makes no difference what partition its on, as long as its mounted.


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