Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday April 15, 2016

Admin Deletes His Entire Company With A Single Command

Not only is this the screw-up of all screw-ups, this is a career ending blunder. I'm not sure how but, not only did it wipe all the servers, it got all the offsite backups too. eek! Thanks to Bill M. for the link.

A man appears to have deleted his entire company with one mistaken piece of code. The problem command was "rm -rf": a basic piece of code that will delete everything it is told to. The "rm" tells the computer to remove; the r deletes everything within a given directory; and the f stands for "force", telling the computer to ignore the usual warnings that come when deleting files.