|Date:||Thu, 19 Dec 2002 13:19:15 -0800|
I run Linux Red Hat 6.2 and 7.2, and it would be nice to have some kind of safety net for the rm binary in the event someone accidentally types in a command such as " rm -rf dirname /* " note the white space between dirname and /* which really means rm -rf /* - a disaster waiting to happen. This happened to me several times when I wanted to type rm -rf dirname/*, but accidentally put the space there and kaboom!!!
It would be great to have a prompt asking if you want to remove your entire partition prior to ever executing rm -rf /* no matter how it was entered on the command line. Do you know of a modified version of rm that does that, and if not, what would it take to modify the existing one? I know you are suppose to know what you are doing if you log in as root, but we are all human and make dumb mistakes. Thanks for your time.
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