From: "Daniel Carrera" <dcarrera / math.umd.edu>


> I was working on the tutorial just now and wanted to delete all the *~
> files.  But instead of typing `rm *~` I typed `rm *` and all the files
> were silently deleted.
> 
> This could have been a tragedy if I didn't have a recent backup made on a
> sepparate directory.  Since I did, I actually lost very little work.
> 
> Lesson of the day:  Always backup.  Eventually you'll be glad you did.
> 
> Cheers,
> Daniel.

Also:
  CVS
  alias rm='rm -i'
  vim: set backupdir=/tmp      [I presume the *~ files come from vim?]

Gavin