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Safely remove files from the terminal

Terminal - Safely remove files from the terminal
alias rrm='/bin/rm -i'; alias rm='trash'
2012-08-12 14:02:24
User: expelledboy
Functions: alias
Safely remove files from the terminal

Replace rm, a neat shortcut, with a less permanent method of removal.

Note may require you to install the trash client; "sudo apt-get -y install trash-cli"


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Or just use rm and restore from backup if needed. You do keep backups, don't you?

Comment by eikenberry 296 weeks and 5 days ago

Unless your backup is nearly continuous, backing up files as you change them, then a trash can can be a very useful item. Unless you like that 12 hour old version of the file you deleted.

Comment by kbrill 296 weeks and 4 days ago

\rm -i does the same thing.

Comment by Habitual 296 weeks and 3 days ago

@habitual huh ? \rm will just ignore the alias

Comment by stewiegriffin 296 weeks and 3 days ago

@eikenberry I do backup, but am a believer of utilizing built-in features where possible

Comment by expelledboy 296 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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