Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 17:31:40 +0300
- From: Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?
On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 09:29:52AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 10/31/2018 09:18 AM, Curt wrote:
> > On 2018-10-31, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Debian 9.1 with MATE installed from DVD set.
> > >
> > > Due a non-reproducible sequence of events, a binary executable was over
> > > written by the contents of a man page in pure text format. For unknown
> > > reason, the resulting file was tagged as executable.
> > I want to predict immediately that this can of worms will produce the
> > longest thread in the history of debian user.
> ONLY if members of this group can't or wont read.
> I believe I rigorously complied with
'smartctl -a /dev/sda' output would be nice, but I won't insist on it.