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Old 04-19-2004, 04:47 AM   #1
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permanant interactive mode


Hi all,

On SuSe linux, when I run $rm filename, it never ask for my confirmation, but it does on Redhat. I know I can run $rm -i filename if I want it asks for my confirmation, but just make sure if there is another way to make it ask me without using -i.

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Old 04-19-2004, 05:21 AM   #2
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In your ~/.bashrc you can add something like this:
Code:
alias rm='rm -i'
alias cp='cp -i'
alias mv='mv -i'
Also make sure your ~/.bashrc is sourced from your ~/.bash_profile so the aliases above will always be set:
Code:
if [ -e ~/.bashrc ]
then
    source ~/.bashrc
fi
This is a very efficient way to set "shortcuts" and I use it extensively for ssh connections ("alias bleh='ssh -X username@host.com'" and so on) and a host of other things.

Håkan
 
  


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