Binary overwrite protection
In BeOS 5, Be makes it much more difficult to accidentally delete important system files from the Tracker. Try deleting anything under the
/boot/beos hierarchy and you’ll get a warning dialog requiring you to hold down the Shift key while pressing OK. However, this “idiot-proofing” doesn’t extend to the BeOS shell.
If you want a similar level of protection when using the Terminal, try this:
cd /bin chmod 555 *
Repeat for any directory in which you want overwrite protection. To delete things from this directory, you’ll now need to chmod them back to a user-accessible permission level.
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