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Do any Linux distros prevent the execution of sudo rm -rf /* so that people do not accidentally delete their hard drives if they did not know what they are doing?

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Shoot. that's a cron job of mine. Keeps the box virus free! :) –  kobaltz Aug 8 '13 at 20:59
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No; you are expected to know what you are doing. Look on the bright side! You almost certainly won't shoot yourself in the foot more than once.

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