Making the rm command interactive so that you dont delete files by mistake

The rm command by default does not prompt you before deleting files, most people prefer it this way, you can however have rm prompt you by using the i option. To avoid using the i option each time you delete a file make changes to the .bashrc file.

To have rm ask you:

rm: remove regular empty file `fine_name’?

each time, append the following line to you ~/.bashrc file:

alias rm=’rm -i’

Open up a terminal window(Applications>Accessories>terminal on Gnome) andtry deleting any file, from now on rm will check with you before deleting 😉


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