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Re: Restoring /etc/inittab



On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 09:09:29AM +0200, Pierg75 wrote:
> Adam Funk wrote:
> >On Wednesday 12 May 2004 17:40, Pierg75 wrote:
> >>Somewhere i read that an alias should never be an alias of itself,
> >>something like alias rm='rm -i'
> >alias ls='ls --color=auto'
> >alias rm='rm -vi'
> >alias cp='cp -vi'
> >alias mv='mv -vi'
> >alias cal='cal -3m'                              # week starts on Monday
> >
> >and I'm sure I got this idea from some reputable Unix books.  This way
> >rm always asks *except* when you use -f.
> 
> It works for sure, because somewhere i use it too.
> I was meaning about the comcept:
> because if you get use of this approach, when you go to work on a 
> machine that doesn't have this alias, immagine what you coul do if you 
> write rm /etc/apache/* because you are sure (or you don't pay 
> attention) that would ask you to confirm.
> Since i read that article (it was on a magazine), i try to don't use 
> this kind of aliases and to pay more attention on what i'm doing.
> 


Hello,

within bash, you could use an alternate kind of aliases in order to
circumvent any reentrance problem under a different OS:

    alias rm='/bin/rm -vi'
or
    alias cd="builtin cd ${CDHOME}"

-- 
Wilko Fokken                           Education is a man's going
Landschaftspolder 67                   from cocksure ignorance
D-26831 Dollart                        to thoughtful uncertainty.



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