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Old 09-02-2011
Question set global rm command


My team does not have root access however many a times my members logon to the unix server and fire the rm command mistakenly on wrong folder and later realise that they have made a mess.

The rm -i option prompts for a confirmation before actually deleting the files/folders.

I want to force the -i option to all my team members when they fire the rm command inorder to address the concern.

Can you please let me know how can that be addressed?
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Old 09-02-2011
this is usually done by an alias which can be defined in the global profile (/etc/profile for Bourne shell and its descendants like bash, ksh,...).
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Old 09-02-2011

Top of my head ... i am a dummy.. can you let me know how-to ?
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Old 09-02-2011
alias rm='rm -i'

Add it to Your /etc/profile
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Old 09-02-2011

ls -ltr /etc/profile
-rw-r--r--   1 root     sys          965 Jul 13  2007 /etc/profile

whereas I am

uid=870(wlsadmin) gid=641(wlsgrp)

How can I get this done?
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Old 09-02-2011
If you don't have root access, you can't, but have to ask the SA to implement it.

Maybe in this adapted form:
[ $( id -g ) -eq 641 ] && alias rm="rm -i"

That way it would only apply to your group, assuming all your team members are in the same primary group.
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