Favorite Unix Commands

Unix is powerful. One wrong move in the terminal can disrupt an entire system. Here are a few of my favorite simple, beautiful, and chaotic commands (in no particular order):

$ rm -rf /

Deletes entire computer

$ :(){:|:&};

Creates a "Fork Bomb", which is a process that continuously replicates itself to no end; effectively depleting all of a system's OS resources and rendering it useless

$ chmod -R 777 /

Gives everyone and everything read/write/execute permission for everything on the machine

$ mv ~ /dev/null

Put your entire home directory in the "null" folder, essentially deleting it all.