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[wlug] Re: Linux guru test

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Jason Drake jase_d@i...
Fri Apr 8 23:16:41 NZST 2005

> We once spent an entertaining amount of time discussing the safest way 
> to remove a file owned by root, in the / directory, named " -rf"
> I'd love to see what the list suggests for this :)
how about

unlink -rf

or simply

rm /-rf

either should work but the first would be safer from a typos perspective

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