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Re: currently doable? Indirect notation used w/a hash

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: currently doable? Indirect notation used w/a hash
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:14:14 -0400
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On Monday 10 June 2013 18:20:44 Chris F.A. Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Jun 2013, Linda Walsh wrote:
> >>   Point taken, but the only way such a string would be passed as a
> >>   variable name is if it was given as user input -- which would,
> >>   presumably, be sanitized before being used. Programming it literally
> >>   makes as much sense as 'rm -rf /'.
> > 
> > ---
> > 
> >     That still didn't POSIX-Gnu rm from disabling that ability.
>     Did they? I'm not going to test it :(

do it as non-root:
$ rm -rf /
rm: it is dangerous to operate recursively on `/'
rm: use --no-preserve-root to override this failsafe

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