I'm working in a UNIX environment and I noticed that inside my working directory, which is miles and miles away from my UNIX home, there is a
Now, once in the past, I did
rm -rf ~ from my working directory and ended up erasing my home directory completely and had to involve IT.
I do not want to do it again. At the same time, I want to know:
~created in my working directory? Is it a faulty finger slip while saving (
:w!but what happens is
Before checking in, there is a script that looks for extra files or folders that p4 is not aware so this
~might cause an issue. How can I remove the
~from my working directory and at the same time not erase my home?
I do have a backup command called
del that I use instead of
rm -rf. It just places stuff in a temporary location. I could use that and get rid of the
~, but I'm more interested in knowing why this happens, and how I can remove it.