Re: rm -r directory
Not on a Fedora machine right now, but it's quite possible that rm is either aliased to something like rm -i (prompt before removing) or something is built into the Fedora version of either rm itself or possibly the shell's version of it. Many distributions (and systems) alias some things. For example, typing the command alias, I see that CentOS has put in several aliases for different types of ls. An ArchLinux box does the same thing (aliasing ls to ls --color=auto). A FreeBSD box has a couple of built in aliases as well.
I'm not sure if any of these are distro specific or shell specific, or shell specific for a particular distro.
Last edited by smr54; 21st February 2012 at 05:29 AM.