Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:42:33 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?
On Wednesday 31 October 2018 10:31:40 Reco wrote:
> 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
> > [http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html]
> 'smartctl -a /dev/sda' output would be nice, but I won't insist on it.
How about this Richard, let us see what smartctl thinks about this drives
health. So I'll insist on seeing it. Please post its output.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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