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Old 01-25-2011
Confirmation while deleting a file

Hi All,
While am deleting a file in unix by using the command rm it's deleting the file directly
IT's have to ask the user while deleting like

do you want to delete filename y or N ?

Kindly help on this.


Thanks
Thelak
# 2  
Old 01-25-2011
The "rm" command can be passed the "-i" option for the user to confirm they actually want to delete the file, directory, etc. Lots of administrators alias the "rm" command so that it automatically passes in the "-i" option, especially when they are logged on as root, as accidents can often prove fatal. There are two ways of setting these aliases, to define a shell function or to create an alias. To see your functions type:
Code:
set | more

And to see your aliases type (some shells do not have aliases, so you may get an error):
Code:
alias

You will often see something like:
Code:
alias rm="/usr/bin/rm -i"

I hope this helps...
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Old 01-25-2011
Thanks alot it's working fine
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