Registered 2011-02-16 by François Marier

preventing the accidental deletion of important files

Safe-rm is a safety tool intended to prevent the accidental deletion of important files by replacing /bin/rm with a wrapper, which checks the given arguments against a configurable blacklist of files and directories that should never be removed.

Users who attempt to delete one of these protected files or directories will not be able to do so and will be shown a warning message instead:

  $ rm -rf /usr
  Skipping /usr

(Protected paths can be set both at the site and user levels.)

Recovering important files you deleted by mistake can be quite hard. Protect yourself today by installing safe-rm and reduce the likelihood that you will need to contact a data recovery service!

Git repository: https://gitorious.org/safe-rm/mainline

Donations: http://flattr.com/thing/311296/Safe-rm

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Maintainer:
François Marier
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trunk series 

lp:safe-rm 
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Programming Languages:
Perl
Licences:
GNU GPL v3
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Latest version is 0.10
released on 2013-06-09

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