Linux/Unix Horror Stories for Halloween
For this Halloween season, I decided to post a few old but entertaining and somewhat educational Linux/Unix horror stories that were compiled by Anatoly Ivasyuk. Actually, Anatoly has created an entire page filled with Unix-related horror stories and I just picked a few interesting entries to share with you all. Don't worry, I will provide you the link to the complete horror stories page right after my choices. Enjoy!
From: email@example.com ( bill pociengel )
Organization: University of Minnesota
After a real bad crash (tm) and having been an admin (on an RS/6000) for less than a month (honest it wasn't my fault, yea right stupid)
we got to test our backup by doing:
# cd /
# rm -rf *
ohhhhhhhh sh*t i hope those tapes are good.
Ya know it's kinda funny (in a perverse way) to watch the system just slowly go away.