Setup cygwin to ask before deleting a file?

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Dec 12 22:10:00 GMT 2008

Kevin M wrote:
> Hello,
> I was wondering if there is a way to setup cygwin to ask before deleting 
> files. I'm learning Linux and Cywin and so any help would be appreciated!

Overall, I'd recommend getting yourself a good Linux/Unix utilities book.
You'll learn allot.  Also, 'man' and 'info' are your friends.  Speficially
in this case 'man rm' will point out to you that there's a '-i' flag
that will accomplish what you want.  If you want this when you use 'rm',
you can set up an alias to make 'rm' always equate to 'rm -i'.  Check out
'man bash' for information on how to do this with Bash.  If you use a
different shell, you can check out the man page for that shell instead.
And just a last book-keeping note - the Cygwin list is not a general
Linux/Unix help list.  We like to keep it to Cygwin-specific issues.  If
you have a question that doesn't fit into that mold, we prefer you find
another source (book, web site, email list/archive) for your answer.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
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