Tuesday Tiny Techie Tip

Alias override

Lots of people are paranoid they're going to delete something they don't really want to delete, so they alias "rm" to "/bin/rm -i"

This works great until you have a whole bunch of files that you really really really want to delete. Then, bouncing on the "y" and return keys gets kind of old.

There are a number of ways to temporarily get around an aliased command. I'll save the best for last.

Of course the "rm -i" alias is just an example and the alias override can be used with any aliased command.

Tuesday Tiny Techie Tip -- 28 January 1997
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