[X-Unix] removing fink

Eric F Crist ecrist at secure-computing.net
Fri Mar 17 05:42:34 PST 2006

Um, anyone who uses the command line with good practice ALWAYS  
precedes any rm command with the ./ for what they are trying to  
delete.  It helps to eliminate errors in which files get deleted.

Also, if the OP was not aware of the .profile file, I'm sure there's  
nothing else in there that is overly important.


On Mar 16, 2006, at 7:07 PM, Philip J Robar wrote:

> On Mar 16, 2006, at 5:14 PM, Eric F Crist wrote:
>> As soon as you open your terminal window, type:
>> % rm -rf ./.profile
>> Note, all those periods need to be there.
> There's no need for the "-r", which causes rm(1) to recurse down a  
> directory structure.
> You shouldn't need the "-f" as Craig should own the file.
> The "./" isn't needed as ".profile" is a perfectly legal and  
> unambiguous relative path name.
> More to the point wiping out the whole .profile file is gross over  
> kill, as there may be a bunch of non-fink related stuff in it.  
> Craig should be able to just remove the line that sets the SHELL  
> environment variable. I'm pretty sure that the fink documentation  
> covers what changes it or you make to your UNIX start up files.
> Phil
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Eric F Crist
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