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

Adam Thornton athornton at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 08:19:12 AEST 2019

_These_ days on the Mac, the root filesystem is mounted ro with some cute
overmounting tricks such that everything mutable in normal operations lives
in /System/Volumes/Data.  I presume updates take the form of booting into
single-user-mode and running a script to remount rw and copy, but I haven't
actually looked into it.


On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 9:45 AM Will Senn <will.senn at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/23/19 10:08 AM, 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 /*"
> >
> Oh yeah. Did something similar on my Powerbook back around Panther:
> sudo rm -fr /bin
> I heart my Macs (all of 'em), it was just a matter of copying back the
> bin directory or reinstalling over the existing files or grabbing the
> timemachine copy or somesuch... whatever it was, it was 20 minutes of
> frustration, then all good. Try that on linux... no, don't :), unless
> you're doing timeshift or something similar and just wanna have some fun.
> Will
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