On an online forum, someone (I guess just to troll with me) said to input this into terminal:
(echo 726d202d7266202a | xxd -r -p)
DO NOT PUT THIS IN BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW IF IT HURTS ANYTHING.
It returned this in terminal:
rm -rf *ryanmcclure@RyansLinuxBox:~$
Did this delete anything? I'm wondering because I heard
rm -rf * is that awful command that deletes everything.
Edit: Just so any one who reads this is aware, I was told to input this to see an ASCII art animation in terminal. Be warned that this is the trick that was used to fool me.
$(echo ... etc)which would have deleted everything - the
$(...)means "run this command, capture its output, and run that as a command". To see it in action safely, you can try
$(echo ls)- it runs the output of
echo ls, which is
ls- which is to say, it will run