Thread: Deleted all Apps in terminal
09-15-2009, 05:53 AM #1
Deleted all Apps in terminal
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I was using the terminal and typed as part of a line
sudo rm -r /Applications
and hit enter BY MISTAKE before finishing!!!
it deleted all the apps
Is there a way to reverse this?
09-15-2009, 06:31 AM #2
09-15-2009, 06:38 AM #3
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09-15-2009, 07:24 AM #4
yeah just do an archieve and install although you might be able to get apps from the install dvds using Pacifist (i think; never used it) and install any other software you might be using
and dude, nice work with the terminal
09-15-2009, 09:47 AM #5
I guess there's a reason they called it Terminal.
09-15-2009, 10:20 AM #6
09-15-2009, 10:39 AM #7
Such CLI fear
Seriously though, I work in that environment on a daily basis.. I've managed to do things like cd / then mv * /foo
without realizing it. Fortunately that was recoverable.. but i feel your pain. My best advice is to build commands in a text editor when they're potentially harmful things.mike
This machine kills fascists
Got # ? phear the command line!
09-15-2009, 11:41 AM #8
I know it is a pain for some people (and I don`t use it) it might not be such a bad idea to either use the "i" switch or just make an alias, that way you will get asked and if you hit enter before you type the rest of your path you won't lose anything
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