Copy and Paste in Console

published at 20 Apr, 2014 by Szymon LipiƄski tags: security

This is a great example of why you should not copy any text from a website, and paste it to a console.

I tried that once, and learned that this kind of copy and paste can be really destructive. Since then I always open a gedit window, copy from web, paste to the editor window, check the text, and copy it from the window. That’s a little bit longer, but I really like the data on my disk.

Yes, paste it in an editor, not in console. You will see why :)