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 rm command needs rm -r on RedHat

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The rm command on my new install of RedHat requires that I
use rm -f  or I am asked to comfirm every removal. Is there
an easy way to get rm out of idiot mode.

Falstaff



 Thu, 03 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 rm command needs rm -r on RedHat

this 'feature' is usually set as an alias in the .bashrc file
in your user directory (or in /root if thats who you are). Just
go there and edit it out.

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Howard M. Rensin, KC3D   mailto:hren...@erols.com
3405 Shady Ln.          Researching RENSIN/RENZIN & KLIAZKO
genealogy.
Glenwood,MD.,21738
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neither"
    - Ben Franklin



 Thu, 03 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 rm command needs rm -r on RedHat

On Sun, 15 Feb 1998 16:13:23 -0500, Howard M. Rensin <hren...@erols.com> wrote:

Just don't edit out for 'root' (whom one should not be very often
anyway). :-)  

If you do, sooner or later you'll regret it.  That 'feature' is there
for a reason.  It's quite easy as 'root' to mistakenly wipe out just
about everything on a disk, or several.

-rf



 Thu, 03 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 rm command needs rm -r on RedHat

In article <<6c5p9q$eu...@lennon.postino.com>>,
RHS Linux User <falst...@lennon.postino.com> wrote:

Yes.  Figuring out how is your proof that you *should* be out of idiot mode.
Ok, a hint.  Your shell reads several files at startup.  The redhat setup is
done in one of these.

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nathan wagner
n...@hydaspes.if.org



 Fri, 04 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 rm command needs rm -r on RedHat

I didn't say he should do it... I was only answering his question. I don't do it in
my system and don't recomend it, but he did not ask IF he should do it only how to
do it.

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Howard M. Rensin, KC3D   mailto:hren...@erols.com
3405 Shady Ln.          Researching RENSIN/RENZIN & KLIAZKO genealogy.
Glenwood,MD.,21738
 "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither"
    - Ben Franklin



 Fri, 04 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 
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