Recovering directory

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Wed Nov 1 05:34:11 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 01 November 2006 12:13 am, Rob Blomquist wrote:

> One distro I used to run (Mandriva?) had the alias setup, and rm -rf was on
> a leash, with the query needing to be answered and it saved my tush several
> times. But maybe rm was altered to for f to pay attention to the explicit
> -i flag.

Could be.  I'm just quoting the manpage.  I've been using Debian (and now a 
derivative) for so long I've forgotten how the rest of the world does it.

Incidentally, I realized the morning after that my message sounded a bit 
like "RTFM you stupid dumbass."  That really wasn't intended.  I guess I'm 
just getting crotchety in my old age.  <shakes fist>

D. Michael McIntyre 

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