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Re: Avoid asterisk expansion when it selects "everything"

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Avoid asterisk expansion when it selects "everything"
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:00:24 +0200
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Mike Frysinger <address@hidden> writes:

> On 14 Apr 2016 09:23, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Mike Frysinger <address@hidden> writes:
>> > alternative idea: alias your rm/mv/etc... commands if you're worried
>> > about them.  it's not uncommon to do in ~/.bashrc or wherever:
>> >    alias rm='rm -i'
>> That's the worst advice you can give.
> hyperbole much ?

No, I mean it.

>> If you lose the alias for whatever reason you get silent failure.
> you mean you get the status quo.  oh no!

If you depend on the safety net you lose.


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