I for one have *never* been afraid of asterisks.
It's good to have a healthy fear of asterisks -- there's a big difference between "rm -rf *.tmp" and "rm -rf *
Asterisks are nothing compared to slashes. You should try "rm -rf *
That hasn't been a problem for quite some time... As long as you didn't do something like "touch
[user@test]$ sudo rm -rf * /
rm: it is dangerous to operate recursively on `/'
rm: use --no-preserve-root to override this failsafe