Denny White wrote:

I hate it & it's aggravating, but it's saved me several
times from another restore, but in .bashrc I have:

alias rm='rm -i'

This is good advice. You can also alias mv and cp similarly, and also set noclobber (tcsh) or its equivalent so that > etc do not overwrite existing files.

By using file name expansion (TAB, ^D etc) you can also check whether file names exist already or not.

--Alex


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