blow away


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blow away

(operating system, jargon)
To remove (files and directories) from permanent storage, generally by accident. "He reformatted the wrong partition and blew away last night's netnews".

Compare: nuke.
References in classic literature ?
Reader of the books of evil, one more word before I blow away your baseless nightmares for ever.
He looked at me and said, "My friend John, when the corn is grown, even before it has ripened, while the milk of its mother earth is in him, and the sunshine has not yet begun to paint him with his gold, the husbandman he pull the ear and rub him between his rough hands, and blow away the green chaff, and say to you, 'Look
The Sours become yellow dandelions, who turn white and blow away with the wind.
Whatever was going to blow away has already blown away," she said.
You play as one-man-army Marcus Fenix as he and his best friend (and constant companion), Dom, blow away legions of mutants that have destroyed their planet.
Consumers have embraced the legendary icon and the blow away guy has experienced a revival in a very short period of time.