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just got mandrake and when i use the 'rm' command the shell will echo the command and the target file and i have to type y/n to execute it. i've seen shells where there's no echo and the command is just executed without asking for verification. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to configure mine to do that. thanks.
In fact by default rm does no confirmation, but some distros have the "-i" option aliased for your sake.
If you don't want the confirmation either add the "-f" option or execute it without any alias, ie "\rm"
thanks for the help. the -f extension is working fine but now i'd like to be able to enable it permenantly without having to type th -f all the time. And there don'tt seem to be any aliases set in either .bashrc or .bash_profile. Is there another way to do it that you're aware of?
Originally posted by zeviddalop thanks for the help. the -f extension is working fine but now i'd like to be able to enable it permenantly without having to type th -f all the time. And there don'tt seem to be any aliases set in either .bashrc or .bash_profile. Is there another way to do it that you're aware of?
Some silly distro-maintainers put things like that
in /etc/bashrc, /etc/profile or a file under /etc/profile.d
You can check whether you have rm defined
to be an alias to rm -i by just typing
Tink, i just changed the alias for 'rm'. but i just realized something else, after logging off and then back on the original alias is in effect again. when i changed it the first time i just did it from my home directory. how do you make it permanent? - zev