can someone please try this test...

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Wed May 23 12:54:07 EDT 2012

So this came up on another blog recently, where someone posted a youtube of when Pixar *accidentally* deleted Toy Story 2 from their computers by typing in the command to delete all files on the hard drive. 

Correct me if I am wrong, but don't you have to be an administrator, and don't you have to sudo that command? 


On May 23, 2012, at 9:10 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Ken Corey wrote:
>> *smile*  I /love/ how willing we are all to help.
>> Okay, what do you all get when you type this one:
>> put shell("[dangerous command line deleted]) into field "gotcha"
>> (I know that's got a syntax error and is not quite the right command to
>> erase the hard drive on MacOS, but I daren't put the whole thing lest
>> someone try it.)
>> *evil grin*
> On the Ubuntu forums they have a policy against posting destructive command lines.  First offense get a post deleted with a warning to the author; second offense bans the author.
> This is done to protect newcomers, to ensure that the Ubuntu forums are a safe place for people to get support.
> I appreciate the good humor here and that you intentionally wrote it with a syntax error to prevent execution.
> Just the same, this seems a good opportunity to offer a gentle reminder that we have members here with a wide range of experience, and we want this to be a safe and friendly place for all of them to get help.
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