Can't Delete Files Without Prompt in Solaris 5.10 with RM Command

I have deleted a large number of files from my Directory using the rm -rf *.* command as a regular user, but it still asks for my consent. How to fix this problem and delete these files from my Solaris 5.10?

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Dany· Answered on Mar 09, 2023

Your "rm" command may be aliased to "rm -i", and you can type in #alias rm in your shell and check that "rm" has been set to "rm -i".

Actually, you don't have to use the "rm -rf" command to delete files from your Directory. Across all mounts, the command would recursively destroy everything (apart from hidden files and directories). If you run this command from the desktop, you will lose your movies, TV shows, and pictures. If you run this command from your home directory will lose your own data, configuration, etc.

The effects would be disastrous if you attempted this in the root directory with superuser rights. The contents of all directories throughout the whole filesystem, as well as any files in the root directory, would be erased. By the way, this operation will not delete the hidden files.

If you deleted something important from your Solaris 5.10 and have no backups, you can get them back with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It is possible to recover deleted data from Virtual Machines with this tool. You don't have to take a long time to recover files:

1. Choose the target drive in this recovery software, and click "Scan". Then it will automatically search for lost files on your drive.

2. Select the files you want to recover. If the recoverable videos are corrupted, you can use this tool to repair the videos as well.

3. When everything is ready, you can choose "Recover" to get back the files.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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