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Re: [vox] fish?
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Re: [vox] fish?

On Friday 31 December 2004 15:52, Gregory Young wrote:
> On 30 Dec 2004, at 23:09, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> > The strangest thing just happened.  I was reading a book on Sun OS
> > trying to
> > figure out how to modify my .bashrc to permanently alias rm to rm -i.
> > So I
> > was playing around by typing "touch fish" and "rm fish", etc.  After
> > awhile I
> > became tired and mistakenly typed just "fish."  All of a sudden the
> > rules of
> > the children's card game "Fish" came up on the screen.  And to make
> > matters
> > even more weird the computer started playing a game of Fish with me.
> Interestingly, OS behaviour differs on precedence of -i and -f.  AIX
> for example, -f does not override a -i whereas on GNU implementations
> of rm, -f overrides -i.  This has led me to give more credence to not
> aliasing rm or cp or mv to their -i equivalents since the order of
> precedence is not standardised.
> Be warned when working across multiple Unix and -like variants.
> Regards,
> Greg
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The best implementation of rm I have seen was to replace the executable with a 
script that copies the offending file to a .trash(with a corresponding cron 
job that deletes files older than say 1 day) 


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