Re: rm -r * and the default prompt
On Mon, 19 May 1997, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> >Anybody should know that before typing "rm -rf *" or an equivolent,
> >you THINK FIRST, every time.
> The problem does not arise when you type rm the first time but after you
> have some confidence and you think you know what you are doing.
> Everybody knows what you should think first. But who does after getting
> used to it?
Generally, after installing any system, I add this to ~/.profile for
alias rm="/bin/rm -i"
This pretty much stops me from doing anything stupid - especially by a
typo, like mistyping rm /etc/*~ as rm /etc/*... I did that once :(.
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