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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 01:52 PM
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7. If -f then delete without asking permission
The -r is to delete the entire directory.

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  -rm -rf /bin/laden yodermon  May-02-11 01:34 PM   #0 
  - Okay,  Aerows   May-02-11 01:35 PM   #1 
  - why? WTF does that mean?  lonestarnot   May-02-11 01:37 PM   #2 
     - rm is "remove" or delete, I forget what -rf actually means but  kick-ass-bob   May-02-11 01:49 PM   #5 
     - If -f then delete without asking permission  lukasahero   May-02-11 01:52 PM   #7 
        - Thanks, I never use the -f switch and wasn't sure what it was for. nt  johnaries   May-02-11 02:04 PM   #11 
        - There's a good reason you never use it. ;) eom  lukasahero   May-02-11 02:42 PM   #15 
           - Because you have rm aliased to rm -f in your .bashrc?  hootinholler   May-02-11 02:44 PM   #17 
        - Almost...  hootinholler   May-02-11 02:42 PM   #16 
        - Sorry - I'm no sys admin  lukasahero   May-02-11 08:35 PM   #22 
        - to recursively delete that directory, and any directories it may contain  peace4ever   May-02-11 02:46 PM   #18 
     - Man rm  SecularMotion   May-02-11 01:50 PM   #6 
  - K&R  Davis_X_Machina   May-02-11 01:43 PM   #3 
  - :)  lukasahero   May-02-11 01:45 PM   #4 
  - off to dev/null/  shireen   May-02-11 01:54 PM   #8 
  - killall -HUP ladend  BadgerKid   May-02-11 02:00 PM   #9 
  - bin_laden would make more sense  DavidDvorkin   May-02-11 02:02 PM   #10 
  - Naw, the /bin makes it funnier, since it's a real directory for "tools".  johnaries   May-02-11 02:07 PM   #13 
  - Yes, I know  DavidDvorkin   May-02-11 06:16 PM   #19 
  - /bin/ is a standard part of the POSIX (Linux, Unix) file system  Dogmudgeon   May-02-11 02:08 PM   #14 
  - heh  octothorpe   May-02-11 02:04 PM   #12 
  - LOL...Yep.  cliffordu   May-02-11 06:17 PM   #20 
  - killall -9 /bin/laden  backscatter712   May-02-11 06:32 PM   #21 
  - write erase. reload in 5?  DisgustipatedinCA   May-02-11 08:39 PM   #23 
  - pkill -9 /bin/laden  backscatter712   May-03-11 01:45 PM   #24 
 

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