[volunteers] Why you are careful about /dev/null operations as the root user

Sarah Newman newmans at sonic.net
Thu Dec 17 08:24:33 PST 2015


On 12/17/2015 08:21 AM, kevin dankwardt wrote:
> Thanks for the tip about checking with the mountpoint command.
> 
> I see that rm has the option --one-file-system that if I would remember to use I would also probably remember to umount. sigh. Maybe the
> --one-file-system should be the default for rm -rf. How often do you really want to remove things that are on different filesystems?

If it's a mount point that won't help. Really you need one or the other.




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