[Techtalk] New to the list...new to linux
Sunnanvind Briling Fenderson
sunnanvind at fenderson.com
Tue Oct 2 17:31:48 EST 2001
On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 11:55:21AM -0700, Kai MacTane wrote:
> Another useful trick for being careful with rm commands is to try them with
> ls first. That will get you a list of all the things that are about to get
> nuked. Then, if you like it, you can just press the up-arrow key to
> reconstitute that command line (assuming you're using a modern shell, like
> bash or tcsh), back up to the beginning of the line, replace ls with rm,
> and voila!
That's true, and echo works even nicer than ls for this. Good idea.
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