[CentOS] In A UEFI World, "rm -rf /" Can Brick Your System

Mon Feb 1 23:09:38 UTC 2016
Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net>

On 02/01/2016 11:54 AM, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:44:48 -0600
> Chris Adams wrote:
>> Did someone think running "rm -rf /" is a good idea?
> Quote from one of the people who commented on that article:
> You have this in a script: rm -rf "${DIRECTORY}"/
> Now, you have a bug in the script and ${DIRECTORY} is not initialized. You then get rm -rf / executed. One should always ensure that DIRECTORY is not empty before running this. Or better, never end with /. If you have rm -rf "${DIRECTORY}", then only rm -rf gets executed, causing rm to fail since no file/directory is provided.

Yeah, that can happen, but I remember being taught that was an extremely 
bad scripting practice back in 1998 when I took my first Linux class.