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Ok, I dont know what I was thinking, but instead of using the pipe , i used the '>' to overwrite the binary executable mkdir in the /bin directory.

 

This is on an important file server, I was working on some auto backup scripts , and wasn't thinking. Was I using superuser? yes. Should I have been? No. Now I am in trouble. I can not locate the 10.0 install disk, I can not figure out what I need to download from the FTPs to fix this. I just NEED the mkdir

 

I loaned out our install disks, though I am downloading the ISO again. It has another hour before it finishes.

 

Please Please help!

 

I need a download of the mkdir file, or if you could please let me know where on teh FTP servers i can find it?

 

I have stopped use of the computer because I do not want it to crash for any reason because of my stupidity.

 

Thank you so much

razialx@gmail.com

or , please AIM me at : GNUTim

 

Thank you

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Guest razialx

I fixed it. THe package was coreutils-5.1.2-1mdk. Talk about a heart attack.

 

You get so scared that you can't think clearly.

 

Ugh. Cardiac Arrest...

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I think I'm going to bookmark this one as a perfect example of why not to run as the root user when you don't have to.

 

Glad you got it fixed though.

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