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Re: Fwd: Bug: rm -rf /*/*

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Fwd: Bug: rm -rf /*/*
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:34:58 -0500
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On 11/30/21 3:53 PM, Robert Swinford wrote:

This seems like a bug: https://twitter.com/nixcraft/status/1465599844299411458

I was able to replicate the behavior in a container with coreutils version 8.30 
and bash 5.0.

Sorry, where's the bug?

(and globbing in zsh evals /*/* to //):

Why? Under what circumstances is that correct?

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