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Old 08-23-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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diference between rm -rf and \rm

Kindly let me know which one is safe to use to delete a directory recursively... rm -rf or \rm. What is the difference between these two
Old 08-23-2008, 03:02 PM   #2
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The -rf option to rm is recursive, force delete, respectively.

The \ in front of rm tells the shell to not perform alias matching, so any rm alias you might have is bypassed.


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