Re: Safe rm available?
On 7 Oct 1998, Tommi Kaariainen wrote:
> Some other people may shoot themselves in the foot if they don't learn
> that rm is in most Unix/Linux systems a powerful and unforgiving beast that
> does its work irreversibly. Thinking that rm is kinder and gentler than it
> is may lead to carelessness in deleting files.
Er, yes, that is what someone said and what I replied to. They made a
blanket statement -- I pointed out that it's a fallacy because this
hasn't been my experience. I'm sure it's like that for some people; I
was pointing out however that the blanket statement isn't true. What
I wrote stands.