RE: OT moment of doubt

I call it my =20

URLT  moment


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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Spears, Brian
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 2:59 PM
To: jkstill@xxxxxxxxx; nigel.tufnel1@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: OT moment of doubt

Another neat FAT finger is

  rm -R ./dir

  but types in

  rm -R . /dir   (activated at the root level) ..its been done a few
times I
have heard.
  =20

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On Behalf Of Jared Still
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 2:25 PM
To: nigel.tufnel1@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: OT moment of doubt

Every time I do it.
When using a command like that, I usually check it with ls first, then
modify the command.

eg.

ls -l *.dbf

If that gets the expected results, I will then call up the command line
history and replace the 'ls -l'=20
with 'rm -f'.

This not only ensures the results are what I expect, but avoids fat
fingering that occur if the entire command is retyped:

eg. rm -f * .dbf

Notice the space between * and .dbf.

Jared



On 6/15/05, Joe <nigel.tufnel1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>=20
> What would you call that moment in time after you do "rm *.dbf" on all

> your database files, where you suddenly panic about whther you're on=20
> the right server or not?
>=20
> This happens to me all the time, even after checking, even after 17=20
> yrs of DBA-ing. Kinda like that feeling you get when your chair starts

> to tip over backwards but you catch yourself.
>=20
> :P
>=20
> Joe
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>=20



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