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Re: Restoring /etc/inittab

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 06:32:54PM +0200, Pierg75 wrote:
> Monique Y. Mudama wrote:
> >Um, no, you haven't.  If rm is aliased to 'rm -i' in root's environment,
> >it should have prompted.  Unless he neglected to mention that he
> >actually did 'rm -rf' ...
> Somewhere i read that an alias should never be an alias of itself,
> something like alias rm='rm -i'

Whatever you read was wrong; a word is not expanded as an alias if it is
identical to an alias currently being expanded.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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