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got bored...

boot up

opened terminal....

cd /

su

rm -rf *


didnt work
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Uh. What are you trying to remove/do? And if you don't specify "cd" will take you to a default location (I think it's the same regardless of distro).
     
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post
Uh. What are you trying to remove/do? And if you don't specify "cd" will take you to a default location (I think it's the same regardless of distro).
He tried to remove all the files in the root directory just to see if it could be done. Apparently it doesn't work.

OP: What distro?
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Good safety protocol there!
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...why?
Of course it didn't work, you can't delete your OS while you're inside of it.
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Oh. on me.

The question why is going to be asked yet again. What was the end goal or point?
     
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Originally Posted by esocid View Post
...why?
Of course it didn't work, you can't delete your OS while you're inside of it.
lol yeah, but it was worth a shot was hoping for total system failure...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death View Post
He tried to remove all the files in the root directory just to see if it could be done. Apparently it doesn't work.

OP: What distro?
fedora

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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post
Uh. What are you trying to remove/do? And if you don't specify "cd" will take you to a default location (I think it's the same regardless of distro).
cd / will take ya straight to the root directory, useful if you just want to explore the file system a little
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Yeah, kind of speed read that and didn't realize what you were going for. Been a while since I've looked through / since most of the time I have to edit things in /etc or /usr, /bin and what not. Guess I'm bored enough to look around. Thanks.
     
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killall -u root worked to crash it when ran as su though no destruction... but still a good crash
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killall -u root worked to crash it when ran as su though no destruction... but still a good crash
The question of why is killing me. If you know how to crash something because that is what a certain action will guarantee then what's the point? I'd much rather crash things in ways undocumented. Which for me usually starts when I press the ON button.
     
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