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Re: [tor-talk] Not comfortable with the new single-hop system merged into Tor

Alec Muffett wrote:

Otherwise, go work out how to ban "rm -rf /" - first.

That has actually been addressed in a number of places.

Reference:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rm_(Unix)

    Sun Microsystems introduced "rm -rf /" protection in Solaris
    10, first released in 2005. Upon executing the command, the
    system now reports that the removal of / is not allowed.^[3]
    Shortly after, the same functionality was introduced into
    FreeBSD version of rm utility.^[4] GNU rm refuses to execute
    rm -rf / if the --preserve-root option is given,^[5] which
    has been the default since version 6.4 of GNU Core Utilities
    was released in 2006.

The OP's concerns were not frivolous. But from other posts on this thread it is obvious (IMHO) the developers have given this issue the attention it deserved.


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