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Re: asking for a better way to implement this

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: asking for a better way to implement this
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:46:15 -0400
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On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 06:39:56PM +0200, Christopher Roy Bratusek wrote:
> > It's a bad idea to alias rm. It would be better to use your xrm
> > directly. If you alias rm and get in the habit of it protecting you,
> > one of these days the alias won't be there and OOPS, gone!
> Well... I know what you mean, but I'm using GNU/Linux for seven years now, 
> it's now
> almost impossible to learn to use `xrm' instead of `rm'. Besides, it won't 
> disappear
> somewhen, it's hardcoded (and bound to other stuff, which I know whether it 
> exists or
> not).

You might reinstall your OS one day, either due to hardware failure or
simply upgrading.  Then you might forget to build the rm alias.

Or you might get a job working on Unix systems.  The systems at work will
not have your rm alias.

Or you might be on a friend's computer....  You get the idea, I hope.

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