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Old 09-04-2009
Deleting a file without Prompt

Dear Members,

When i try to delete a file, i am getting a prompt which asks me to enter Y or N for deleting a file.

I should not get this prompt and it should delete the file.

How can we do this?

Thanks
# 2  
Old 09-04-2009
Code:
rm -f filename

# 3  
Old 09-04-2009
If you are using rm, then use the -f flag.
Code:
rm -f somefile

# 4  
Old 09-05-2009
make sure rm is not aliased to something like "rm -i" by doing

Code:
type rm



If it is, you can bypass the alias by doing

Code:
/bin/rm file






# 5  
Old 09-05-2009
another way to bypass an alias is to prefix your command with a \
Code:
\rm filename

 

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