Re: Finger trouble
> A simple finger slip could give 'rm -f /etc /ssh/ssh_host_*'.
But that would not be a problem:
# rm -f /etc
rm: cannot remove ‘/etc’: Is a directory
Their finger would have to slip onto the 'r' key as well for this to be dangerous.
Having said that, I see no particular reason to use the '-f' flag here: it would silence the warning if ssh_host_* did not exist, but it would be better for the user to see that message.
In any case, it's not good to get people in the habit of using a 'force' flag in situations where it's not needed. I see far too many people doing 'kill -9 <pid>' without understanding what they're doing (and why it's bad).