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Re: rm -rf and recursive nothing

From: Erik Wikström <erik-wikstrom@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 14:02:05 +0200

On 2006-07-22 01:36, W B Hacker wrote:
Matthew Dillon wrote:

:> Personally I have an alias rd=rmdir (and md=mkdir), which
:> is a left-over from my old DOS days. :-)
:> :> By the way, shouldn't -f override any previous -i or -I
:> option? At least that's what I would expect. You don't
:> type -f without a reason.
:This has been discussed (to death) before. I'd be all in for that, but :other people weren't.

    Yah.  I've been going against popular opinion on this matter and I'm
    going to continue going against it.  -I is not overriden by -f.  -I
    does apply only to interactive shells, though, so it will not blow up

Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Seems to me that -i / -I should indeed sit at the top of the food-chain. Always.

What one is saying in effect is "I may not have gotten all this right, or there may be surprises, so I want to see and specifically approve each/some actions".

The problem arises when -i/-I us used with -f, which by the same reasoning also should be at "the top of the food-chain". -f says that I know what I'm doing so don't bother me with asking for confirmation. Not that I don't approve of the way things are at the moment but I can see why some might not agree.

Erik Wikström

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