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

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Fri Apr 28 15:19:01 AEST 2017


Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:

> 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

Well golly gee whiz, the guy who wrote it knew what it was
going to do ...  ( :-)

Arnold


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