[CentOS] don't understand this command

Robert Nichols rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net
Sat Dec 19 01:37:40 UTC 2009

adrian kok wrote:
> Hi
> I mistype this shell#/rm a.tar.gz
> it works but it won't confirm and the file is remove
> why?

And now you mistyped your mistyping.  That would be a backslash
(\) not a forward slash (/).  Escaping the command name with a
backslash bypasses the "alias rm='rm -i'" that is commonly set
up in root's .bashrc file.

Bob Nichols     "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address.
                 Do NOT delete it.

More information about the CentOS mailing list