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Old 01-29-2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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red hat deleting a file


hi everyone,

i have redhat 9 and when i delete a file , it gets deleted automatically, i mean without asking. does any1 knw how i can prompt a message saying do u want to delete the file yes or no.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 08:35 AM   #2
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i have redhat 9 and when i delete a file , it gets deleted automatically, i mean without asking. does any1 knw how i can prompt a message saying do u want to delete the file yes or no.
do you mean from the console when you delete an file with rm?
If yes rm has an option -i for interactive mode

Code:
skalkoto@darkstar:~$ touch nothing
skalkoto@darkstar:~$ ls -l nothing
-rw-r--r--  1 skalkoto users 0 2005-01-29 16:30 nothing
skalkoto@darkstar:~$ rm nothing
skalkoto@darkstar:~$ touch nothing
skalkoto@darkstar:~$ ls -l nothing
-rw-r--r--  1 skalkoto users 0 2005-01-29 16:30 nothing
skalkoto@darkstar:~$ rm -i nothing
rm: remove regular empty file `nothing'? y
skalkoto@darkstar:~$
You may do an alias to use rm -i instead of using rm, when you type rm.:
Code:
alias rm='rm -i'
To make it permanent put this in one of your configuration files like .bash_rc (I think this is the file in RH) in your users home directory
 
  


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