[plug] Accidental reboot
tim.bowden at mapforge.com.au
Tue May 10 16:01:24 WST 2011
On Tue, 2011-05-10 at 15:21 +0800, Brad Campbell 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 use a different colour gnome term for each remote login so I always
have a visual reference that tells me what machine I'm using.
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