What I would prefer to see is a shell that used regex to match a command
before it was run and require the root password to be re-entered before
the command would execute. It's very easy to make stupid typos that
can screw you royally. E.g. rm -f * .jpg
On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 11:46:41AM +0100, Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin) wrote:
> A shell that implements a configurable timer delay before
> implementing the command, during which time you can cancel the command with
> a keystroke (^C). The shell could also (as an option) log all tty output.
> This would function as a get-out-of-jail-free-card and a reminder of what
> you've done ...
>> Obviously any root worth his salt won't need it, and can just open a bash
> shell, but for those of us with brains ("rm -rf / my home dir" anyone ?) it
> could just save what's left of our sanity / jobs.
>> (And no, the only time I "rm-rf / "'d was when I meant it, honest !!)
Bother! said Pooh, and deleted 35 AOLer `Me Too' posts.
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