rm -R

Asif Iqbal vadud3 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 18:34:37 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Tim Henderson <bizdev at pwnspeak.com> wrote:
> Quick question.  If I rm -R a few files and dirs, are they sent to any
> sort of trash, or are they "gone" for good?
> In unix I know rm'd files go to .Trash, at least on my versino of
> FreeBSD, however not sure about Ubuntu.

rm does not have any knowledge of .Trash. I think the rm you are using
is an alias or wrapper
which introduces the .Trash.

not only unix, even on windows if you remove (del) from command prompt
it removes the file permanently.

removing through gui is just a wrapper that introduces all kind of tricks

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