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    Deleted all Apps in terminal
    Hi

    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?

    Dave

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    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

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    I guess there's a reason they called it Terminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    I guess there's a reason they called it Terminal.

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    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.
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    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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