Subject: Re: newfs overwrites non-UNIX filesystems
To: None <James.Graham@schwab.com>
From: Giles Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/10/1997 07:53:45
On Thu, 9 Oct 1997 13:39:41 -0700 James.Graham@Schwab.COM wrote:
> Does anyone else here feel as though a patch to newfs prevent
> accidental overwriting of a non-UNIX-type filesystem would
> be worthwhile?
Nah. I almost never run newfs on a Unix filesystem. I think newfs
is a sharp tool -- short of making it interactive ("Hey, I found
a XYZ fileystem here -- overwrite?") I don't think there is a lot
that can be done to make it safer.
I'd have thought the reverse situation was more problematic anyway
("Hey, I found a Unix filesystem already -- you want me to overwrite