Usually whenever I remove directories, "rm -rf " works. But sometimes I get this response:
"rm: examine files in directory / (yes/no)?"
Then I try "\rm -rf ", and that works. Can anyone explain why?
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Someone, either your system administrator or your linux distribution (you didn't specify what form of unix you are using) has aliased
You can see the actual binding of any command with the
To execute the real rm, type
Most of the new linux distro are making safy aliases
You can remove that alias if you don't need it by doing