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Re: I hate it when that happens...

Incoming from listcomm@ml1.net:
> You should have a "soft remove"...  "rm -rf *" is a joke so old
> I can't believe anyone still gets bitten by it.
> the "rm" command should be aliased to a script which moves the
> target file to a "trashcan" directory somewhere which then gets

And then you sit down at another machine, blindly type in rm thinking
it will babysit your stuff into the trashcan, and it doesn't.  Oops.

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