RE: major blunders

Scary!

I was always taught, never, ever adjust the behaviour of the rm command
and indeed any destructive command, especially making it's default
behaviour "safe mode".

The reason, you get used to it always being in "safe mode". One day you
go to a new system where there is no safe mode set up and it quietly
does it's job, but you were expecting the prompts to allow you to double
check before you did the deed. BANG! Too late! Get the backups out!

LOL!


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Subject: RE: major blunders

If I may add ...
- Color code your ssh session. I use red FG for all production.
- I altered behavior of 'rm' cmd forcing it to be interactive needing
user confirmation. Scripts coded to use non-interactive version.
- Use copy/paste as much as you can when composing cmds. Sometimes, I
can't tell if I typed the correct path or not. But, no worry since I do
remember pasting it.
- always use absolute paths specially destructive ones. Do not rely on
default or current directory.
- always log your ssh sessions. Make it default behavior of your ssh
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