Bug 3299 - Harmful aliases
Harmful aliases
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-06 08:49 EDT by torben
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-07 16:22:16 EDT
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Description torben 1999-06-06 08:49:29 EDT
During several redhat releases, the following aliases in
~/.bashrc have been a pain:
alias rm='rm -i'
alias cp='cp -i'
alias mv='mv -i'

Because of those aliases, people get used to type i.e.
rm -f, because they generally don't want to confirm
deletion of every single file.

The effect with rm -f is that read-only files get deleted
without any questions. That is bad.

I delete those annoying aliases on every redhat PC I come
near, and have not had any complaints about that.

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