[TUHS] pronouncing *nix formulas (was: screen editors)

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Feb 6 12:31:24 AEST 2020

On Wed, 5 Feb 2020, Dan Cross wrote:

> Very often the novice Unix users learns how `rm -rf` works the hard way. 
> I've always preferred the spelling, `rm -fr` where I tell people that 
> the `fr` bit means, "fuck recursively."

Yep, that's the thing everyone has to do once; just like:

     % rm * .o
     rm: .o: No such file or directory
     % ls

-- Dave

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