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Old 03-14-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
skguha
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How can I make the 'rm' command to always ask me before deleting?


Hi,

i am a linux beginner...i was wondering if someone could tell me how i can make the rm command to rm -i ? So that i am always asked before deleting something....
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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Put this in your ~/.bashrc (create it if it doesn't exist)
Code:
alias rm='rm -i'
and make sure something like this is in ~/.bash_profile
Code:
[ -f ~/.bashrc ] && . ~/.bashrc
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:55 PM   #3
chii-chan
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Add the following line in .bashrc in your home directory:

alias rm='rm -i'

then in your home directory type:

. .bashrc to update the profile.

There is a space between the dots.

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Edited: sorry i didn't notice that the question was already answered.

Last edited by chii-chan; 03-16-2004 at 08:12 PM.
 
  


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