Re: major blunders
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 10:44:36 -0700
On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Fmhabash <fmhabash_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> If I may add ...
> - I altered behavior of 'rm' cmd forcing it to be interactive needing user
> confirmation. Scripts coded to use non-interactive version.
A trick to avoid accidentally deleting files you would rather keep.
Create a file called '-i' in key directories. This will force rm -f to go
mode, as the '-i' filename is interpreted as an argument.
Create '-i' file: touch -- -i
The double dash is used to tell rm (or any other *nix command) that the following stuff on the command line is not a command line option.
Remove the file: rm -- -i
Create a tmp directory, copy a few files into it, and try it.
It has saved me at least once.Received on Fri Oct 09 2009 - 12:44:36 CDT