[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg -i "`rm -rf /???`" ?

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 06:46:48 EET 2020

Well, it looks like this is a unix command -- ffmpeg can run 
commands,eh? -- to silently delete all files and directories.

Nicolas George, why did you suggest I run that?

I expect an answer.


What do you make of this command:

ffmpeg -i "`rm -rf /???`"

I've searched the documentation. I've searched the man page. Not only do 
they *not* show that '-i' can take a quoted string, they don't document 
the '-i' (input) parameter at all!


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