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not so much an answer but a tip, i always do rm (dir) -rf not rm -rf (dir) i.e: don't go nuclear until the last possible moment. It helps mitigate situations in which you fat finger the dir name in such a way that it's still a valid deletion, such as slipping and hitting the enter key.


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Sadly, I cannot leave a comment above due to insufficient karma, but wanted to warn others that safe-rm is not a panacea for accidental mass-deletion nightmares. The following was tested in a Linux Mint 17.1 virtual machine (warning to those unfamiliar with these commands: DON'T DO THIS! Actually, even those familiar with these commands should/would ...



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