Just curious, what happens in OS X Maverick if someone issues
sudo rm -rf /?
I heard most modern *nix systems are protected from this epic fail.
In the interest of science, a VM died to answer this question:
Interestingly, it succeeded. Back in the Slackware 2 days, I tried this on Linux and after it deleted the dynamically linked libraries rm was using, it failed.
Curiosity killed the cat. Do not, under any circumstances, try this at home.
There are no protections. The
The rm man page for 10.9 does not mention anything like this. Once you've entered your password, it's all gone. Hope you remembered today is International Backup Day (It's always International Backup Day).