Greg Knauss has a problem with his pipes

Greg Knauss:

The difference between

find /local/www -print | grep error_log | xargs rm


find /local/www -print | xargs rm

is subtle,

but very, very important.


I love inside jokes, even ones in computer languages I don't know (which is most of them). Still, I also get a certain joy from explaining inside jokes (it's NOT like explaining jokes that are supposed to be obvious...)

So I wish you'd share the joy with illiterates like me... WHAT THE KNAUSS IS HE TALKING ABOUT?!?

I'm not going to test it to make sure, but I think Greg was trying to delete all of his error logs and deleted all of his files instead. As an expert at command-line based destruction, I sympathize.

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