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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.


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