commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again.
You can sign-in using OpenID credentials, or register a traditional username and password.
Subscribe to the feed for:
rm -rf .* matches ".." and thus one goes up a level and wipes out more than intended.
In bash, .??* safely accomplishes what one intends - remove those .files
The ? matches most characters except "/", thus .?? does not match ../ and so one is safe.
There are 6 alternatives - vote for the best!
If you can do better, submit your command here.
You must be signed in to comment.