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bash, /etc/profile, /etc/bashrc, and X11
Authored by: kerbaugh on Aug 28, '03 11:27:23PM

Aliasing rm to "rm -i" isn't a good way to implement the 2-step deletion process. Answering yes every time you want to remove a file is a waste of time and probably gets so tedious that careful checks aren't made. The Trash directory is an easier way to review deletions before final unlinking. I have a script that I call rmm that emulates rm in every way except that it moves the items to ~/.Trash instead of unlinking them. It also preserves resource forks so that the files will be usable in case the removal was a mistake. My script can be found at:

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