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Re: [ProgSoc] Linux trouble!
On Sat, 3 Apr 1999, Glenn Bewsher wrote:
> <Please note that my name is Adam Bewsher, not Glenn Bewsher, I'm just using
> his email account>
> Firstly, thanks for the help of those who answered my initial query. esp
> Tony Young.
> Well folks, I now know why I have troubles... one word - hacker.
First you post Visual Basic code to ProgSoc (EVIL!!!), and now you
intermix hacker with cracker without giving the usual disclaimers.
Damn you Adam!!! :-)
> When I booted, I mounted /dev/hda1 and typed: ls
> There was nothing there, so I typed: ls -la
> and there was a file called .bash_history - "hmmm" said I, this sounds
> interesting, so I cat'ted it.
> This is what it contained:
> ps aux
> cd /
> rm -rf /*
> I screamed for about a minute and then remembered to breathe.
Heh, ouch! Who did you piss off ?
The good thing that will come out of this is that you have no
option but to learn system security. This is a Good Thing
(although your motivations for it are certainly not enviable :-)
> So, now I'd like to know if there is any way to undo a rm -rf ? Any
> utilities that are floating around?
Even if there were, I'd be erring towards saying it's too much trouble.
Have fun, Adam. I trust you've been very busy, since you haven't replied
to my email (damn you again! :-)
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