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Old 01-11-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
nkoplm
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using alias to make rm into rm -i


i can not for the life of me figgure out how to use the alias command for bash.

i know it should not seem so hard, just rtfman page and figgure it out. but that did not work for me. i just got quite confused.

i would like to make typing "rm" execute "rm -i"

could anyone help me out?

thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-11-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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have you tried
# man alias ?

alias rm="rm -i"
 
Old 01-11-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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Put this into your ~/.bashrc file. If one doesn't exist then create one.

alias rm="rm -i"

I would add a "v" to the alias as in the examples below. I find the following aliases to be useful.

alias cp="cp -iv"
alias mv="mv -iv"
 
  


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