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Prevent rm disasters
Authored by: codeProle on Oct 03, '05 04:22:40PM

Why not just do this in your .bash_profile:

alias 'rm=rm -i'

Which will force a prompt for each and every file potentially affected by the command.

You can still get into trouble with sudo, but you're own your own there.

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Prevent rm disasters
Authored by: merlyn on Oct 04, '05 07:11:26AM

Bad idea to alias "rm" itself. Instead, create "del" as "rm -i", and get used to typing "del". The problem is when you type "rm" into a shell that is not aliased like that, you expect "-i" behavior, and it doesn't have it! oops! Big oops!

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