[TUHS] What was your "Aha, Unix!" moment?

Arrigo Triulzi arrigo at alchemistowl.org
Thu Oct 24 01:26:03 AEST 2019

I had posted a question on sys.unix.wizards about this a long long time ago when in academia. The gist of it was: “when does the system die after issuing the lethal command?”

We tested on a limited number of systems (Linux with kernel around 1.0, SunOS 4.1.4, SGI Irix and both DEC OSF/1 and Ultrix) but I lost the results :(

> On 23 Oct 2019, at 17:11, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> I posted a "paper" here about how to recover from that on a Masscomp
> so yeah, guilty as well.  It was a learning experience.
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 11:08:57AM -0400, Arthur Krewat wrote:
>> More than one of us have done that in our lifetime ;)
>> On 10/23/2019 1:13 AM, Gilles Gravier wrote:
>>> "sudo rm -rf /tmp /*"
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> Larry McVoy            	     lm at mcvoy.com             http://www.mcvoy.com/lm 

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