[TUHS] Runaway rm -r
ron at ronnatalie.com
Tue Apr 25 10:13:47 AEST 2017
There was an incident at Pixar that a runaway rm ate most of the Toy Story 2
movie. The only thing that saved them was an employee had their own copy
on a machine at home.
We never lost the whole disk through one of these, but we did have a guy
wipe out /etc/passwd one day. Our password fields had an rfc-822ish user
name in the gcos field, so it looked
ron::51:50:Ronald Natalie <ron>:/sys1/ron:
Well, one of our users decided to grep for a user (alas while root) with the
grep <howard> /etc/passwd
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