Furious and deprived by 'rm *'
15 October 2005
In years I haven't accidentally deleted important stuff with
rm * when what I mean is
rm *~ to delete backup files, until...
Yesterday I accidentally deleted all templates for a work project when I wanted to delete the backup files which look like this
foo.zpt~. In the haste I did:
$ rm *
When I meant:
$ rm *~
Today I did it again. I didn't want any backup files in my
~/bin directory which just screws up tab completion. Again, in the haste I accidentally deleted all my bin scripts :( Most of it recoverable or easily rewritable but still a f**ing nuisance. What to do? Do people have any good suggestions to make the
rm work more like the Trash can does on the desktop?