[clug] Spreading the joy!

Rob McAuliffe rob1 at mcauliffe.id.au
Wed Oct 27 07:07:41 GMT 2004

Anyone else done anything chuckle-worthy?

I once wrote a floppy with dd, didn't quite get the command right,

dd if=./floppy.img of=/dev/hda

Funny thing is, the machine kept running for about a week before I got
around to re-installing...  of course there's always that risk that the
power will go out...

(teach me not to do everything as root...)


On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 22:13, Darren Freeman wrote:
> Hi all,
> just thought you'd get a chuckle out of the horrendously brain-dead
> thing I did today.
> At a root prompt, working dir was /usr and I typed:
> rm -Rf bin
> Now, let it be known, I thought I was in /usr/local =)
> Search for the "undo" key! THERE'S NO UNDO KEY!!
> Not a very functional system at that point, facial expression changed,
> internal curse words were uttered.
> Lucky I had a year-old backup. Lucky the system hadn't been used in a
> year too ;) Couldn't rsync, couldn't do much of anything but burn a
> rewritable with the backup and carry it over. Did I mention the machine
> lives in a cleanroom :)
> Have fun,
> Darren

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