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Control characters in file names

Control characters in file names

Posted Dec 1, 2010 21:56 UTC (Wed) by cgwaldman (subscriber, #9061)
In reply to: Control characters in file names by ballombe
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

No, if you do 'rm -f *' it will delete every file. That's what the '-f' (force) flag does. This trick will only protect you from 'rm *', not the stronger 'rm -f *'. (Cute idea though...)


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