Re: Help! Accidentally started deleting /usr
Quoting will trillich (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> I've seen folks deride the use of
> alias rm 'rm -i'
Absolutely. Just train yourself to type -i for rm, mv, cp...
> If that is the case, then why not
> mv /bin/rm /bin/e-rad-i-cate
and break all the scripts.
OTOH there's nothing to prevent you from using an alias for rm -i
which is not a command (erase comes to mind) and using that.
BTW another trick for deleting files more safely if you use rm -i is
rm -i whatever/*
and when you've checked that the first few are OK (i.e. you didn't
type rm -i whatever/ *), press ^C, recall the command and precede
with <space> yes |
(the <space> assumes that this will prevent the line going into your
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