[TUHS] was turmoil, moving to rm -rf /

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Fri Apr 28 13:04:15 AEST 2017


On 2017-04-27 7:44 PM, Steve Johnson wrote:
> The worst "nuke the file system" experience I had was on the GE
> mainframe.  Think big room, punched cards, etc.  And an operators'
> console that typed on paper...
>
> When you booted the system, the first message that came up said:
>
>     INIT?
>
> If you said 'y', it wiped out the file system.
>
> After a very heated users' group meeting, they agreed to change the
> message to
>
> DO YOU WANT TO WIPE OUT THE FILE SYSTEM?


Good to know UX has always been terrible :-)

--T


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