[TUHS] wizards test [was roff]

Clem cole clemc at ccc.com
Tue Sep 17 11:38:19 AEST 2019

I should say you have a root shell on the broken system which why it killed every thing. 

Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 

> On Sep 16, 2019, at 9:36 PM, Clem cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> Btw.  This was some I used as a wizards test. 
> You have a working system next to a system that is still running so you have the console and its shell but had the rm -fr / done to it.  You have lost all of bin dev etc and lib by the time he hit ^C.   So you have some of /usr inc but much of /usr/bin is still there.    No compiler or assembler on the broken machine since that was in bin and lib.   
> It’s possible to fix it using the other system to help.  Just don’t turn the damaged system off 🍺
> Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 
>>> On Sep 16, 2019, at 9:17 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 09:11:17PM -0400, Arthur Krewat wrote:
>>>> On 9/16/2019 8:20 PM, Steve Johnson wrote:
>>>> One day I had been furiously editing a long program file for about an hour
>>>> and a half when I was called away to lunch, and, being hungry, didn't save
>>>> my file.?? When I got back to the terminal an hour later, I discovered two
>>>> things -- the system had crashed, and our cat had decided that the pile of
>>>> paper
>>>> on the floor made a great litter box.?? After a few choice words, I sighed
>>>> and picked up my highliter...
>>> This should be engraved on a plaque somewhere. Only because I had almost the
>>> same thing happen to me, without the cat though. I had a printout of a
>>> "mail" program I had written on TOPS-10 at high school. I had to retype the
>>> entire thing after the file got corrupted.
>> I think we have all been there.  Something always goes wrong.  I wrote 
>> a paper about how to restore a Masscomp because I did rm -rf . in /.
>> I believe we had roots home as / because /usr was a different partition.
>> Clem, did Masscomp make roots home / or was that us?  Anyway, I did a
>> cd something
>> and somehow deleted the something and then did rm -rf .
>> Much fun was had, I was up all night putting things back together.
>> This was probably around 1984 or 1985, I was pretty green.

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