[TUHS] There is turmoil in Linux-land - When did rm first avoid going upwards?

Josh Good pepe at naleco.com
Tue Apr 25 08:18:41 AEST 2017


On 2017 Apr 24, 18:06, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>     > From: Josh Good
> 
>     > Would the command "cd /tmp ; rm -rf .*" be able to kill a V6 ... system?
> 
> So, assuming one did that, _and_ (important caveat!) _performed that command
> as root_, it probably would empty out the entire directory tree. (I checked,
> and "cd /tmp ; echo .*" evaluates to ". .." on V6.

Yeah, but does "rm" in V6 has a built-in "brake" to not process "." nor
"..", no matter what ("-f")?

-- 
Josh Good



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