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Re: EXTERNAL: Virus that deletes everything under c:/cygwin?
On 29/03/2011 16:35, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 05:33:05PM +0200, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>> * Dave Korn (Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:46:13 +0100)
>>> On 29/03/2011 10:12, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>>> As for "rm", it already does kind-of have safeguards against this, and
>>> that's what the -f option is for - it turns them off.
>> As far as I know "-f" is already the default...
> If you're saying that "-f" is always active when you type "rm" then, no
> that is not true.
And I just learnt about the `--preserve-root' option, that I didn't even
know about before. (Not that that helps when you've typed '/*' rather than
'/' though... and in fact that trailing '/*' probably wasn't actually
deliberately intended to leave files beginning with a period behind....)
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