Originally posted by vito_huang
by the way, you said "rm -rf" coz it's irreversible. does that mean the other can reversible???? can you give me on detail how to do that
They aren't. What he meant to say was that you can easily delete entire directories with everything in them by mistake. For instance, I once did a 'rm /etc -fr' instead of 'rm etc -fr' while root. No fun. But if you use a desktop environment like KDE or Gnome, they have trashcan thingies if you delete it with their file manager (Konqueror or Nautilus).