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Re: [SLUG] deltree equivalent OK
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] deltree equivalent OK
- From: "Alan Lee" <me@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Feb 22 09:48:01 2001
We are a shop front, and have technical guys.
We have had technical guys format systems, totaly kill customers hardware
etc. They always seem to be part timers who do is..
Ive been in this company almost 2 years, and have never really had a need to
format a customers HDD, unless it was totaly wasted, and I had no choice!
And the customer knows what will happen etc. I always do a backup anyways,
copy all the working files to another HDD and then format. I will then put
the data back in a temp folder for the customer, So they can get back
pictrues, data etc that they require. This seems to please most customers.
Regards, Alan Lee
----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Bryan" <sbryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [SLUG] deltree equivalent OK
> Thanks everyone got that! Now let me see,
> cd /
> rm -rf *
> find new job :-)
> Actually had a friend that on his first day in tech support, did do a
> deltree in the root directory of the bosses computer! Fortunately they did
> have data backups. I think he did it at about 2pm and went home about 3am
> and was back at work looking like nothing had happened at 8am the next
> Since this was a fresh install of everything, the system actually ran
> better, no fragmented files etc. The boss, unaware of the process, thanked
> him for 'tuning up' his system.
> At 08:28 22/02/2001, you wrote:
> >Is there an equivalent in Linux to the DOS deltree, that will remove
> >folders, files and .files without confirmation? Such a fun command on a
> >Windows system, generally goes like:
> >cd /
> >deltree *
> >Oh S***T!!!!!
> >Simon Bryan
> >IT Manager
> >OLMC Parramatta
> >SLUG - Sydney Linux User Group Mailing List - http://slug.org.au/
> >More Info: http://slug.org.au/lists/listinfo/slug
> Simon Bryan
> IT Manager
> OLMC Parramatta
> SLUG - Sydney Linux User Group Mailing List - http://slug.org.au/
> More Info: http://slug.org.au/lists/listinfo/slug