Originally Posted by ubuntuser
Hey! I've done something horrible.
I wanted to erase /mnt/us/records in kindle's terminal.
I put rm -R /mnt/us/ records (the one useless space caused erasing the whole user store).
Ouch. Next time be really careful when picking up that loaded gun without safety called rm -r
. Avoid deleting sub-directories with it, use tab-completion to avoid misspelling, use find
and/or ls -la
first to see what you are about to delete. So in your case that should have been:
ls -la records
rm -r records
Yade, yade. You think that is paranoid? Not really, look what happened to you.