Posted Apr 4, 2009 23:39 UTC (Sat) by Richard_J_Neill (subscriber, #23093)
Parent article: Shortening the rope
Seems to me that Ctrl-Alt-Bksp is dangerous because you can do it by accident (it's very easy to accidentally enable sticky-keys by - hold [shift] for 8 secs), and then if you had Ctrl stuck on, and press Alt-Bksp (delete word), you've killed X by accident.
As for rm vs rm -i I personally like rm, but I think you should get the fingers into the habit of _never_ typing rm. I have an alias "cn" (for trashCaN) which moves the file into my trash. Now I never use rm in day-to-day use, and so when I do resort to it, I know that I really mean it.