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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I think that is why everyone I know aliases 'rm' to be 'rm -i'.
    • Nah, some of us just check rm commands very carefully. (I did my 'rm -rf / work*' back in 1986 and I haven't forgotten it. Nor has Mietek, who is still extremely careful about making and testing backups to this day.)

      Aliasing 'rm' to 'rm -i' is a dangerous crutch to depend upon - you will surely someday run on a system that doesn't have the alias set up or manage to bypass the alias in some other way.

      • Whereas I use zsh and ensure zsh is my shell everywhere. Less irritating than confirming every delete, only the potentially big ones.

        That said, I haven't misspaced since using zsh anyway =)
          ---ict / Spoon