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Jérémy Levron Author • Edited on

There's something wrong with rmdir?

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Cary Reams

nope, nothing at all

my bad

I saw "rmdir" and read "rm -rf"

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Promise Akpan

rm -rf does incredible and irreparable damage except you have backups handy.

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Andrej Naumovski • Edited on

You can't restore a backup if you rm -rf /.

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Promise Akpan

Exactly. You just wiped out the entire system..
Well except if you have an external backup of some sort. 😏