A common typo

rm -rf /*
A common typo from the PFY (the key's are like right next to each others).

By: guidouil
2009-02-17 19:57:03

What Others Think

a command to delete ALL file
mrbyte · 727 weeks and 5 days ago
Not a good to command for people starting in Linux.
elecboy · 727 weeks and 4 days ago
Why putting such a command there? It's THE command neverone would use (as you know what it does)... It's just the best way to fuck up a system
mattoufoutu · 727 weeks and 4 days ago
Warning !!!!
kornykyano · 727 weeks and 4 days ago
Do not run this command by any means! Do not run rm -rf / either.
nullrouter · 727 weeks and 4 days ago
He forgot his `sudo` for MAXIMUM_DAMAGE
asmoore82 · 724 weeks and 6 days ago
unless this is typed as root or with sudo sudo rm -rf / for maximum DAMAGE AND MAYHEM!
Rabbit67890 · 695 weeks and 5 days ago
A common typo too, while willing to suppress temporary emacs backup files: rm ~ * The space makes all the difference. Personally I' got an alias for that.
log0 · 676 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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