Re: RFC: preventing accidental deletion of system directories
On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 15:50:32 -0500, William Pitcock
> On Sat, 2008-03-22 at 13:51 +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
>> To get those Vistaesque questions, "alias rm='rm -i'" is surely not
>> worth a package. It's slightly larger in scope, but only slightly,
>> as removing files as root means you mess with system directories,
> Yes, that's what I mean: what's wrong with making rm -i the default
> behaviour? We could do that by simply patching coreutils.
That would be a disruptive change, and not something that I
would appreciate. I do not want to be lulled into a bad habit of not
checking my rm commands, and then suffer when I am not on a Debian
The answer, of course, is backups. That covers more
contingencies than just fumble fingers by an admin.
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