Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Thu 10th Jul 2008 16:37 UTC
Linux The Linux desktop has come a long, long way, but there are still times when I have to use the command line. (I am a hardcore user, after all.) But even though I'm used to typing, spending hours upon hours with my fingers at the keyboard, I still grow tired of typing the same commands over and over. To reduce that tedium, I always add aliases to my .bashrc file.
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rm alias
by anomie on Thu 10th Jul 2008 16:54 UTC
anomie
Member since:
2007-02-26

I don't agree with the rm -i alias. I've gotten into the habit of explicitly using mv -i and rm -i (when using wildcards). If a user assumes rm will provide interactive feedback - i.e. because it's aliased that way on a couple systems - s/he may be very surprised when working on a system that does not.

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RE: rm alias
by big_gie on Thu 10th Jul 2008 16:58 in reply to "rm alias"
big_gie Member since:
2006-01-04

yeah that's true. But this is slower to type... and CLI is all about speed!
I remember someone suggesting a different alias for "rm -i" like rmi...

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RE: rm alias
by Nico57 on Thu 10th Jul 2008 18:11 in reply to "rm alias"
Nico57 Member since:
2006-12-18

I always use "rm -f" anyway. ;)

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RE: rm alias
by J-freebsd_98 on Fri 11th Jul 2008 10:14 in reply to "rm alias"
J-freebsd_98 Member since:
2006-01-01

i've aliased rm to essentially "what ???"
so I have to type the full path /bin/rm
and habitually use -iv "always"
......................
the time it takes to type "/bin/rm -iv"
seems to prevent the hurriedly-typing
errors (rm oops I meant cp) which
otherwise could occur.
HAS WORKED for over 3 years great here
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RE[2]: rm alias
by big_gie on Fri 11th Jul 2008 14:36 in reply to "RE: rm alias"
big_gie Member since:
2006-01-04

Instead of typing "/bin/rm" you can always type "\rm" to escape the alias...

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