[TriLUG] hello and mysql help please
jason at cerient.net
Sat Jun 17 15:29:23 EDT 2006
lots of people don't realize that rm options can usually be placed after the
rm -rf /var/lib/mysql
is equivalent to
rm /var/lib/mysql -rf
i've found the latter to be a lot "safer" to type by giving your brain an
extra second or two to catch any mistakes before hitting enter.
Rick DeNatale wrote:
> On 6/17/06, jason watts <jsnthegod at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> and just so i know, what does the f stand for in the command you
>> "rm -rf /var/lib/mysql/mysql/" i know the r stands for recursivly
> the f option on rm stands for force, it turns off prompting and other
> error checking.
> So rm -rf will delete the /var/lib/mysql/mysql directory and every
> file and directory underneath it.
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