On 01/09/10 20:39, Lisa Muir wrote:
> I've been thinking about it, and wondering if it would be an idea to
> replace rm with a script based on mv to make it easier to recover from
> incidents like this. It gets complex when you consider the various
> commandline switches and then handling multiple files of the same name
> in wherever you move the files, missing folder context. Was thinking
> of moving files to a zapme folder in some location with a cron script
> to actually delete files or folders in zapme folders which are older
> than 1 week old.
>> Just curious to know if anyone has worked on anything like that before
> or seen anything like it in the online projects?
Well, nothing like as elaborate as that but I have had occasion to be
glad of an alias in Mandriva:
alias rm='rm -i'
If I find I'm deleting files I didn't intend to, at least I get warned
first; if I find that I wanted to delete many files (so that -i would be
a nuisance) then I just kill it, use up-arrow and add a -f
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