[plug] Accidental reboot
bret.busby at gmail.com
Tue May 10 15:38:46 WST 2011
On 10/05/2011, Brad Campbell <brad at fnarfbargle.com> wrote:
> I have a number of machines I routinely use, and a number of virtual
> machines inside those. I've lost count of the number of times I've run
> "sudo reboot" thinking I was logged into a guest and taken down the host
> I've tried all sorts of tricks with /sbin/reboot and /sbin/shutdown to
> try and stop me doing dumb things to no avail.. then this afternoon it
> hit me.
> The system's path is :/bin:/sbin:/..so on
> Every user (including root when using an interactive shell) has the path
> prepended with /usr/local/bin.
> Put together a quick /usr/local/bin/reboot
> echo Surprise!
> Problem solved. Why did it take me so long to think of it?
I find it simpler to avoid using sudo.
It is the devil's tool.
"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992
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